Lord Elton

Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Lord Elton's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Channel Islands Measure - Motion to Direct: Amendment to the Motion 15 Jul 2020

    My Lords, it is fairly clear that all this sprang from obscurity of legislation, so it is very proper that we should use these processes to bring legislation into clarity. One thing that must be done is that the ledgers, tomes or articles of recollection that are kept in the bailiwick and the new associated diocese must be inscribed with advice to successive holders of the three offices that...
  • Covid-19: Vaccine Availability - Question 14 Jul 2020

    My Lords, whatever the eventual outcome, we must assist countries that are poorer than ours. However, I am concerned that we should not be caught on the back foot if the contingency for which we are now planning—the discovery of an effective vaccine—is not forthcoming. We need contingency plans to deal with the situation either where there is no vaccine or where the vaccine that is...
  • Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion 15 Jun 2020

    My Lords, CEDAW has often been cited in support of the regulations. It is notable that abortion is actually never mentioned in it. My noble and learned friend Lord Mackay has pointed out that Parliament cannot bind its successors. There was a great dereliction when a proper opportunity to give Parliament a chance to reconsider repeal of Section 9 was missed. However, the words that have moved...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1973

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 9 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (23 Oct 2012 to 21 May 2013)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (15 Jun 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (19 Nov 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (24 Jan 2002 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (23 Nov 1999 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (23 Nov 1993 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (3 Dec 1990 to 5 Nov 1993)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (6 Dec 1988 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (18 Nov 1982 to 15 May 1987)

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