Lord Sewel

Former Non-affiliated Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — The Lord Chairman of Committees: All Party Groups 23 Jul 2015

    In June 2012 a working group established by the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Lord Speaker reported on the operation and funding of all-party groups. The working group had three members of the House on it. It heard from the then chairman of the House of Lords Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct; conducted an email survey of members of the House; and held a discussion meeting open to...
  • Written Answers — The Lord Chairman of Committees: All Party Groups 23 Jul 2015

    No representations have been made by the House of Lords authorities to the Speaker of the House of Commons about the decision that only MPs can chair All-Party Parliamentary Groups. Since the House of Commons passed the first resolution regulating all-party groups in 1985, decisions on the rules for all-party groups have been for the House of Commons. The Register of All-Party Groups is...
  • Written Answers — The Lord Chairman of Committees: Peers: Freemasonry 23 Jul 2015

    No. Paragraph 84 of the Guide to the Code of Conduct states that “Other non-financial interests are not normally registered, though it may be necessary in certain circumstances to declare them. Such interests include: other trusteeships, for example of private estates; unpaid ordinary membership of voluntary organisations or pressure groups; membership of churches or other religious bodies...

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Profile

Former Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1996

Left the House of Lords on 30 July 2015 — retired

Party was Labour until 9 May 2012

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (22 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (9 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords) (9 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (9 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords) (9 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (9 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Procedure Committee (Lords) (9 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (9 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords) (9 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (9 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Accommodation Steering Group Committee (9 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence (9 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Chairman of Committees, House of Lords (9 May 2012 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (29 Nov 2010 to 27 Jul 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (24 Nov 2009 to 8 May 2012)
  • Member, Barnett Formula Committee (10 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, European Union Committee (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (29 Nov 2004 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries), Scottish Office (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Sewel’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 0.00% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 146 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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