Viscount Eccles

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Covid-19 Update - Statement 14 Sep 2020

    My Lords, last week I pursued the question as to whether there were precedents for using emergency powers under an old Act—this is an Act from 1984—and also whether the Government had any plans to change the procedure to one that is more like what we have come to expect over many years, so that we debate these regulations before they came into force. Many of the questions that are asked...
  • Covid-19 Update - Statement 14 Sep 2020

    My Lords, last week I pursued the question as to whether there were precedents for using emergency powers under an old Act—this is an Act from 1984—and also whether the Government had any plans to change the procedure to one that is more like what we have come to expect over many years, so that we debate these regulations before they came into force. Many of the questions that are asked...
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve 3 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I will follow the thrust of the speeches made much earlier by the noble Lords, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and Lord Scriven. In this intervention, I am questioning not the policy but its legislative implementation. In the early days when things were very hectic we could understand why the policy was being implemented in the way that it was, but now, when we know much more, it must be a...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 4 April 2005

Currently held offices

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 19 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Private Bills Select Committee (L) (31 Oct 2011 to 20 Dec 2011)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (23 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (7 Jun 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (6 Jun 2005 to 30 Oct 2007)

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