Lord Bassam of Brighton

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Universal Credit: Free School Meals - Question 21 Feb 2019

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to reconsider recent changes to access to free school meals following their decision to delay the roll out of Universal Credit.
  • Universal Credit: Free School Meals - Question 21 Feb 2019

    My Lords, it is estimated that there are 5 million children now living in poverty in the UK, so is it not time for the Government to consider using the pause in the rollout of universal credit to reconsider their mean-spirited free school meals policy? What assessments have they made of the number of families who are in work poverty who do not qualify for free school meals but for whom the...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee (since 17 May 2018)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence (since 28 Jun 2011)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 29 Nov 2010)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 2 Jun 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Services Committee (1 Sep 2016 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (2 Jun 2010 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Shadow Chief Whip (Lords) (12 May 2010 to 24 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (16 Dec 2008 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Accommodation Steering Group Committee (16 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (7 Oct 2008 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (7 Oct 2008 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Government Whip (12 Jun 2001 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Government Whip (7 Jun 2001 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (28 Jul 1999 to 29 May 2002)

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