Lord Wakeham

Conservative Peer

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1992

Currently held offices

  • Member, Lord Speaker's committee on the size of the House (since 20 Dec 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee ( 6 Dec 2016 to 17 Mar 2017)
  • Member, House of Lords Commission ( 1 Sep 2016 to 28 Jan 2021)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) ( 8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee ( 8 Jan 2014 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee ( 4 Dec 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee ( 9 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (26 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Joint Committee on Security (26 Nov 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (13 Nov 2007 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (27 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee ( 2 Dec 2003 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee ( 2 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) ( 1 Dec 1993 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (23 Nov 1993 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) ( 1 Jun 1992 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (20 May 1992 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (20 May 1992 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Finance and Staff Sub Committee (20 May 1992 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords (10 Apr 1992 to 19 Jul 1994)
  • Secretary of State for Energy (24 Jul 1989 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • Chair, Privileges Committee (22 Nov 1988 to 14 Nov 1989)
  • Chair, Privileges Committee (22 Nov 1988 to 14 Nov 1989)
  • Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (10 Jan 1988 to 23 Jul 1989)
  • Chair, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 27 Jul 1989)
  • Chair, House of Commons (Services) Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 26 Jul 1989)
  • Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons (13 Jun 1987 to 9 Jan 1988)
  • Chief Whip (11 Jun 1983 to 12 Jun 1987)
  • Minister of State (HM Treasury) ( 6 Apr 1982 to 13 Jun 1983)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Industry) (15 Sep 1981 to 6 Apr 1982)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury ( 9 Jan 1981 to 15 Sep 1981)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (16 May 1979 to 9 Jan 1981)
  • Member, Expenditure Committee ( 1 Nov 1978 to 4 Apr 1979)
  • Member, Expenditure: Trade & Industry Sub-Committee ( 1 Nov 1978 to 4 Apr 1979)

Recent appearances

  • King’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) 13 Nov 2023

    My Lords, I enjoyed the speech of the noble Lord. I have not heard him speak before. As he said at the beginning of his speech, he has been here only about a year and I have not managed to speak in the House for quite a bit longer than a year because I have been in and out of hospital. I am now, I think, getting better, but I have my stick here in case I wobble while I am speaking. It is...
  • Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) 9 Sep 2022

    My Lords, I have only recently come out of hospital, so I hope I can hang on to my stick and keep straight. I particularly wanted to come to this debate, not to say anything very remarkable but to listen to the speeches. The standard of the speeches that I have heard is as high as any that I have heard in this House over many years. I think I am the Leader of the House of Lords from the...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) 16 May 2022

    My Lords, I am tempted to start by saying that, for the last three or four speeches I have made in the House, I have been preceded by a bishop. I always thought that the people who organise these things thought that perhaps it was a good idea for a bishop to speak before me; however, the noble Baroness made her speech—a lot of it quite controversial —in her normal style, and I enjoyed...

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