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Recent appearances

  • Drugs Policy - Question for Short Debate 21 Nov 2016

    My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Meacher on keeping drugs and the law on the agenda—not only in this House but on the world stage. She has done much to encourage other countries and the World Health Organization to revisit the UN conventions on narcotics, as she has told us. Until the last few years these were regarded as virtually set in concrete in a prohibitionist mode....
  • NHS: Health and Social Care Act 2012 - Motion to Take Note 8 Sep 2016

    My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Hanworth for bringing this important topic forward. Before the 2010 election David Cameron specifically ruled out “a disruptive top-down reorganisation”, but this is what the Act has proved to be. It was also largely unnecessary: many of the changes brought about by the Act, particularly the beneficial ones—and, yes, there are quite a...
  • Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill [HL]: Committee 11 Mar 2016

    The noble Lord mentioned a similar measure that was introduced in Scotland about a year ago, the results of which the Government are observing. The Scottish licensed catering association has said that the introduction of that measure has been “catastrophic” for the industry. In other words, drinking as a whole has gone down—no one has mentioned that effect of the...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1981

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom (20 Dec 2010 to 19 Jul 2011)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (6 Dec 2000 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (8 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (6 Oct 1997 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (6 Jul 1987 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (30 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1988)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (21 Nov 1985 to 15 Nov 1988)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Rea’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 42.56% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 169 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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