Lord Christopher

Labour 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 Christopher’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion 26 Mar 2019

    My Lords, I hope that the Leader of the House will respond to the point that the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, has raised. There is an indication which has been referred to today—I think in the Financial Times—that extreme people who wish to leave were raising a legal challenge to the fact that we are not leaving at the end of the month.
  • Brexit: Powers of EU-UK Joint Committee - Statement 20 Mar 2019

    My Lords, I am not clear on the spread of the committee’s responsibility. For example, who will deal with the problem of $3 trillion being put through the City every day to deal with various contracts? There is high competition over them between several European countries, and New York in particular. Who will deal with that?
  • Student Tuition Fees and Maintenance Loans - Statement 18 Dec 2018

    My Lords, where loans are bundled and sold off, does that exclude the possibility of any of them being written off?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (21 Nov 2007 to 15 Dec 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (29 Nov 2004 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Audit Committee (Lords) (13 Nov 2002 to 13 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (27 May 1999 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (24 Nov 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)

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