Lord Haskel

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Labour Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Lord Haskel's votes

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  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes 11 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2008–2011

We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Haskel’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Haskel’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • REACH and CE - Question 17 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made towards introducing (1) a regulation system for chemicals to replace the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals regulations, and (2) a conformity assessed quality standard to replace the CE certification mark.
  • REACH and CE - Question 17 Sep 2020

    The Minister is in great demand today, but I have to tell him that his proposed framework for the UK REACH is weaker than the one that it is replacing, yet, if we want frictionless trade, we must have common standards. The existing system has kept us safe and secure for many years and has protected our environment. Surely in the current circumstances, instead of pointless and risky...
  • Trade Bill - Second Reading 8 Sep 2020

    Like other noble Lords, I am concerned about parliamentary scrutiny of trade agreements. As I see it, in parliamentary terms, at present these treaties are subject only to a negative procedure, with no guarantee of debate. The Government are using royal prerogative powers and the Minister is presenting this Bill as a continuity Bill—my Lords, this is clearly inadequate. At the very least,...

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1993

Currently held offices

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Audit Committee (Lords) (since 11 Sep 2018)
  • Member, SLSC Sub-Committee A (since 4 Sep 2018)
  • Member, Bribery Act 2010 Committee (since 17 May 2018)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 29 Nov 2010)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 2 Jun 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (25 May 2016 to 25 Mar 2017)
  • Member, National Policy for the Built Environment Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 23 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 4 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Digital Skills Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 4 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee (29 May 2012 to 28 Feb 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market, Energy and Transport (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (25 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (8 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (4 Dec 2003 to 30 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Dec 2002 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Financial Services and Markets (Joint Committee) (2 Mar 1999 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (24 Nov 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (8 May 1997 to 28 Aug 1998)
  • Government Whip (7 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (21 Nov 1995 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (22 Nov 1994 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (22 Nov 1994 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (18 Apr 1994 to 8 Apr 1997)

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