Lord Filkin

Non-affiliated Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Intergenerational Fairness in Government Policy - Motion to Take Note 26 Oct 2017

    My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, on this important debate. I declare two interests. First, I am delighted to be a member of the Intergenerational Commission, chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Willetts. It has been one of the most thoughtful processes I have ever been involved in. Secondly, I chair the Centre for Ageing Better, an independent body promoted by government,...
  • Local Housing Need - Statement 14 Sep 2017

    My Lords, I warmly welcome the Government’s commitment to radically increase the supply of housing. I declare two interests as chair of the Centre for Ageing Better and as a member of the Intergenerational Commission. The problems of insufficient housing are borne by both ends of the spectrum. Younger people face significantly higher housing cost and significantly lower quality of housing...
  • National Health Service — Motion to Take Note 14 Jan 2016

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Turnberg, for this extremely important debate. I declare an interest as chair of the Centre for Ageing Better, a new What Works Centre that does what it says. I will focus on the implications for the NHS of an older population and I shall seek to look 10 years forward, as I think it is essential that we do so in order to address this question. The...

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 July 1999

Party was Other until 12 Oct 1999; Labour until 12 Nov 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Services Committee (since 13 Feb 2020)
  • Member, Gambling Industry Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Public Service and Demographic Change Committee (29 May 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (21 Dec 2011 to 18 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Leader's Group on Working Practices Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 26 Apr 2011)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (6 Jun 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare), Department for Education and Skills (4 Nov 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Skills (10 Sep 2004 to 4 Nov 2004)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare) (also Department for Work and Pensions) (9 Sep 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs (13 Jun 2003 to 10 Sep 2004)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) (13 Jun 2003 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Government Whip (12 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)

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