Lord Addington

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 91A 21 Jul 2021

    My Lords, of the two speeches that we have had so far, the noble Baroness’s introduction of the amendments seemed reasonable and necessary. Then we heard the speech of the noble Lord, Lord Johnson. When someone who has been involved in the system as recently as the noble Lord says that you have got something wrong, I would listen hard and long—so I hope that, when the noble Baroness...
  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 91 21 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I should now mention my noble friend Lady Garden, so that all three of us who have covered the Front Bench can be in on this one. I am not surprised that the Government are not going down there. If I had any money on the Government accepting this, it would have been only on very long odds. However, we are getting a little clearer on what lifelong learning will mean under the Bill...
  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 91 21 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I am sorry that I am out from the subs’ bench here. This amendment is quite straightforward and an act of unprecedented generosity from the Liberal Democrats because it was a clear commitment in our 2019 election manifesto. It is a practical way of dealing with some of the problems that we are looking at here. We would create a personal education and skills account, or a skills...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1982

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee (since 15 Oct 2020)
  • Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (since 17 May 2011)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, The Arctic Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee (16 May 2013 to 6 Nov 2013)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (2 Jun 2010 to 15 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (2 Jun 2010 to 15 Jun 2010)
  • Spokesperson for Defence, Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport , Deputy Chief Whip (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Defence (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Sport), Culture, Media & Sport (19 Dec 2006 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Sport), Shadow Minister (17 Aug 2006 to 19 Dec 2006)
  • People With Disabilities, Non-Departmental & Cross Departmental Responsibilities (19 Oct 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Sport), Culture, Media & Sport (1 Jun 2005 to 17 Aug 2006)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Disability), Work & Pensions (1 Jun 2005 to 25 Oct 2007)
  • Deputy Chief Whip (1 Jun 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Culture, Media & Sport (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Work & Pensions (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (2 Dec 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Shadow Minister (Sport), Culture, Media & Sport (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Other Whip (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • People With Disabilities, Non-Departmental & Cross-Departmental Responsibilities (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (17 Dec 2003 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (17 Dec 2003 to 7 May 2005)

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