Lord Tomlinson

Labour Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Senior Citizens: Means-tested Benefits - Question 23 May 2022

    My Lords, notwithstanding everything that has been said about poverty among pensioners, they are not the only group in society suffering poverty. In the Minister’s enthusiasm to make sure that something is put on the table to help pensioners, can she also deal with the large number of people who are in work but getting such low pay that they have to get means-tested benefits? There is just...
  • Railway Stations: Facilities - Question 1 Feb 2022

    Does the Minister agree that, instead of coming forward with some scheme of auditors to examine and then report more accurately the statistics of failure of lifts and toilets, the Government ought to employ some plumbers and electricians to go round, do the audit work and remedy it immediately?
  • Downing Street Event - Commons Urgent Question 11 Jan 2022

    My Lords, at the beginning of the Statement that the noble Lord read out to us, there was an apology. What was being apologised for?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Committee (Lords) (since 19 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (27 Nov 2014 to 24 Dec 2014)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, European Union Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Audit Committee (Lords) (13 Dec 2008 to 14 Jan 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (13 Nov 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • Member, European Union Committee (29 Nov 2004 to 26 Apr 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (8 Dec 2003 to 30 Nov 2007)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, European Union Committee (3 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (24 Nov 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Overseas Development) (3 Jan 1977 to 4 May 1979)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (17 Mar 1976 to 4 May 1979)

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