Lord Rix

Crossbench Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading 17 Nov 2015

    My Lords, first, I must apologise for being absent from your Lordships’ House for the last 18 months, but a touch of cancer, a pleural effusion and other ghastly things which can happen to people approaching their 92nd birthday have, understandably, kept me otherwise occupied. It is of course people with a learning disability with whom I am most concerned. While there are some things to...
  • People with Learning Disabilities — Question for Short Debate 12 Jun 2014

    I very much welcome the opportunity to speak in this important debate. As my noble friend Lady Hollins said, it was almost a year ago that we were here debating the appalling health inequalities faced by people with a learning disability. Of course, that was in the context of the Government’s response to the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities. In...
  • Care Bill [HL]: Commons Amendments 7 May 2014

    My Lords, on behalf of learning disabled people and other vulnerable people I should like to thank the Government for making this amendment, which certainly ensures that their care will be greatly attended to in the future.

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1992

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Draft Disability Discrimination Bill (Joint Committee) (21 Jan 2004 to 27 May 2004)
  • Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (11 Jul 2003 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F (28 Oct 1996 to 30 Nov 2000)

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