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

  • Finance Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) 17 Jul 2020

    My Lords, never can economic conditions have changed so much in the time between the publication of a Finance Bill and its consideration by your Lordships’ House. As the Minister has outlined, the Chancellor has, quite rightly, announced a wide range of emergency measures in response to the Covid crisis—even if, in many cases, they fall short of what these Benches would wish to see. In...
  • Covid-19: Universities - Question 30 Jun 2020

    My Lords, I declare my interest as a trustee of LAMDA. In the absence of more appropriate emergency grant funding to compensate for irrecoverable loss of revenues, the Government have encouraged universities to apply for business interruption loans. How does the Minister think these loans, designed for profit-making companies, can be repaid by non-profit HE institutions, other than at the...
  • Covid-19: Economy - Motion to Consider 4 Jun 2020

    I draw the attention of your Lordships to my entries in the register of interests. I am from the Zhou Enlai school of analysis in thinking that it is too early to make a considered judgment of the economic lessons to be learned from the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it is not too early to suggest a few likely strands. First, multilateralism is better than going it alone, and the Government...

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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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