Lord Tope

Liberal Democrat 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

  • Fire Safety Bill - Second Reading 1 Oct 2020

    My Lords, I declare an interest as a vice-president of the Local Government Association, and also as co-president of London Councils, the body that represents all 32 London borough councils and the City of London. I join with other speakers in welcoming the Bill, which is long overdue, and I share their questions and interests. For the sake of brevity, I will not repeat them, but I am looking...
  • Short-term Holiday Lets - Question 24 Feb 2020

    My Lords, I declare an interest as co-president of London Councils—and, incidentally, yet another vice-president of the Local Government Association. I am sure that London councils and many other local authorities will be only too willing to speak with the Minister and his colleagues about this increasingly difficult issue, which is affecting not just local authorities but many local...
  • Public Libraries - Question 3 Feb 2020

    My Lords, I must declare an interest as co-chair of the Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group. I have the noble Lord’s report as well. The Minister has referred to the cultural investment fund. While it is very welcome, I think only 10% of that fund has actually been allocated to libraries, and it is all capital. The problem libraries have, which is leading to the closures that have...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1994

Currently held offices

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 4 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Service and Demographic Change Committee (29 May 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (17 Oct 2011 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Relations between Central and Local Government, Committee on (27 Nov 1995 to 2 Jul 1996)

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