Viscount Simon

Former Labour Peer

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1993

Left the House of Lords on 15 August 2021

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) ( 6 Dec 2004 to 15 Aug 2021)
  • Member, Personal Bills Committee ( 6 Dec 2004 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee ( 1 Dec 2000 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (16 Mar 1999 to 15 Aug 2021)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees ( 7 Dec 1998 to 15 Aug 2021)

Recent appearances

  • Smoking - Question 20 Jul 2020

    My Lords, no licences are required to sell deadly tobacco products and, while retailers can be prosecuted for underage sales or selling illicit tobacco, penalties are low. Over 70% of small tobacco retailers strongly support introducing a licence that could be removed if retailers break the law. Will the Government commit to consulting on the introduction of such a licence to help progress...
  • European Union: Negotiations (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion 16 Mar 2020

    My Lords, the original question was that this Motion be agreed to, since when an amendment has been moved at the end to insert the words as set out in the Order Paper. The question I therefore have to put is that this amendment be agreed to.
  • Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Motion 4 Apr 2019

    I am instructed by order of the House to say that the Motion “That the Question be now put” is considered a most exceptional procedure, and the House should not accept it save in circumstances where it is felt to be the only means of ensuring the proper conduct of business in the House. Further, if the Member who seeks to move it persists in his intention, the practice of the House is...

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