Viscount Chandos

Labour Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Subsidy Control Bill - Second Reading 19 Jan 2022

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for his introduction to the Second Reading of this Bill. As he was the long-suffering Minister for Exiting the EU who helped to deliver the trade and co-operation agreement, it is particularly appropriate that he is now responsible for piloting through your Lordships’ House this Bill to introduce a replacement for the EU state aid rules, thereby meeting our...
  • UK Foreign Aid Programme - Motion to Take Note 1 Jul 2021

    My Lords, in thanking and congratulating the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, on his hugely welcome initiation of today’s debate, I declare an interest and a connection. As disclosed in the register, I chair the Thomson Foundation, which trains journalists and develops sustainable media, principally in countries scoring poorly in the World Press Freedom Index. Some of our projects receive funding...
  • Social Care and the Role of Carers - Motion to Take Note 24 Jun 2021

    My Lords: “I have heard members of political parties on both the left and the right describe this as an incredibly difficult problem, and my response is that it is not a terribly difficult problem.” Those are the words of Sir Andrew Dilnot in giving evidence to the Economic Affairs Committee two years ago during its inquiry into social care funding. Although I am a current member of the...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 2 May 2000

Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, Lopex plc (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 8 Sep 2020)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee (since 19 Jul 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee (18 Oct 2017 to 13 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (4 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (6 Nov 1985 to 6 Nov 1986)

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