Lord Richard


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Recent appearances

  • Surrey County Council: Financial Issues - Private Notice Question 8 Mar 2017

    I wonder whether the Minister can help me. Something caused Surrey to change its mind. What does he think it was?
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 1 Mar 2017

    A slight thought went through my mind as the noble Lord told us what will happen in the House of Commons: “If that is so, what is the point of the House of Lords?”.
  • National Identity Cards - Question 16 Nov 2016

    My Lords, for the life of me, I do not understand why the Government have set their mind so firmly against the idea of having an identity card or identity document. It is common practice in many parts of the world. If the Government, in their rush to Brexit, wish to control immigration, it seems to me that the most obvious thing they should do is to have some form of common identification to...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1990

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

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 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, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (9 Dec 2008 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, European Union Committee (9 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • 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)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (24 Oct 1996 to 8 Apr 1997)
  • Member, Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (Lords) (2 Dec 1993 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Finance and Staff Sub Committee (1 Dec 1993 to 8 Apr 1998)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (1 Dec 1993 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (1 Dec 1993 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (1 Dec 1993 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Selection, Committee of (Lords) (23 Nov 1993 to 19 Nov 1998)


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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Richard’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 60.76% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 188 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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