Lord Richard

Former Labour Peer

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A selection of Lord Richard’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Prisons - Question 8 Feb 2018

    My Lords, when the noble and learned Lord answered the Question he said that, of the 84,000 people in prison, a large number were due to historical abuse convictions. Can he tell us how many of the 84,000 are due to historical abuse?
  • BBC: Brexit - Question 30 Jan 2018

    My Lords, is the Minister aware that the noble Lord, Lord Pearson, and those of his ilk would not be satisfied if every programme that the BBC broadcast on current affairs started with a litany which said, “Confusion to the Commission and down with the tyrannous EU!”? That would not be enough for them. It is vintage Trump: “I didn’t say it. If I said it, I didn’t mean it. If I said...
  • Inequalities - Motion to Take Note 30 Nov 2017

    My Lords, I start by congratulating my noble friend Lord Liddle on securing this debate and on the detailed, magisterial and persuasive way in which he opened it. I was slightly worried about whether what I was going to say would fit into the pattern of the debate. However, I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Parekh, because he has reassured me firmly that what I will say will, I hope, be...

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1990

Left the House of Lords on 18 March 2018

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (28 Jan 2016 to 23 Feb 2016)
  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (11 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (17 May 2012 to 21 May 2013)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (6 Jul 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Barnett Formula Committee (10 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, European Union Committee (9 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (9 Dec 2008 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (27 Nov 2006 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Constitutional Reform Bill Committee (22 Mar 2004 to 24 Jun 2004)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • President of the Council, Privy Council Office (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal (2 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (24 Oct 1996 to 8 Apr 1997)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (2 Dec 1993 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (1 Dec 1993 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (1 Dec 1993 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (1 Dec 1993 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Finance and Staff Sub Committee (1 Dec 1993 to 8 Apr 1998)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (23 Nov 1993 to 19 Nov 1998)

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