Lord Archer of Sandwell

Former Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Public Bodies Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) 28 Mar 2011

    Since the noble Lord was kind enough to tempt me to my feet, would he agree that many local tribunals and public bodies lead lonely lives, and that the great contribution of a central body is that it can collect and disseminate experience and best practice? If that were missing, everyone's performance would suffer.
  • Blood and Blood Products — Statement 10 Jan 2011

    I thank the noble Earl for repeating the Statement and recognise his readiness to listen to and act on representations, but will he also recognise the efforts of a vast number of people of all political parties and none who have worked assiduously for a very long time to ensure that financial relief of a proper order is made available to those who have suffered from the tragedy and to their...
  • Iraq: Camp Ashraf — Question 25 Oct 2010

    In the absence of my noble friend Lord Corbett of Castle Vale, and at his request, I beg leave to ask the Question in his name on the Order Paper.

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1992

Left the House of Lords on 14 June 2012 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (28 May 2004 to 12 Oct 2004)
  • Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (11 Jul 2003 to 28 Nov 2003)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (30 Jul 2001 to 17 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (30 Jul 2001 to 17 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (10 Jun 1983 to 11 Jun 1987)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1982 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jan 1982 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jan 1982 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Shadow Attorney General (4 May 1979 to 1 Jan 1982)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (4 May 1979 to 1 Jan 1982)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee (3 May 1979 to 26 Nov 1982)
  • Solicitor General (Law Officers) (7 Mar 1974 to 4 May 1979)

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