Lord Fyfe of Fairfield

Former Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Small and Medium-sized Businesses 16 Mar 2006

    My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Harrison on initiating this afternoon's debate. In his introduction the noble Lord demonstrated his very wide knowledge of business, not only in this country, but in Europe. I would like to focus, briefly, on retailing. I should declare something of an interest: I was chairman of the Co-operative Group (the CWS) and chief executive of the Midlands...
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis: Investigation into Death of Diana, Princess of Wales 17 May 2004

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is an appropriate use of police resources for the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to conduct an investigation into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales; and whether this will divert resources from the prevention of terrorism in the United Kingdom.
  • Food Labelling 5 May 2004

    My Lords, first, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Morris of Manchester on initiating this debate on this vital subject. Before it escapes my mind, my noble friend Lord Graham referred to diabetic marmalade and diabetic foods in general. I have the misfortune to suffer from that disease, and that specific diabetic food is not recommended, because it can have a devastating impact on some...

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 May 2000

Left the House of Lords on 1 February 2011 — Died

Positions held at time of appointment: Chief Executive, Midlands Co-operative Society Ltd; Chairman, Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd (from Number 10 press release)

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