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

  • Emissions Reduction (Local Authorities in London) Bill [HL] - First Reading 16 Dec 2021

    My Lords, I declare my interest as co-president of London Councils and a vice-president of the Local Government Association. A Bill to enable London Borough Councils and the Common Council of the City of London to achieve reductions in airborne emissions from specified plant in their areas and to make provision for the Secretary of State to set emission limits for such plant; to provide for...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution 6 Dec 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations, if any, they plan to hold on measures to control air pollution from (1) small combustion plants, and (2) non-road mobile machinery.
  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 156 8 Nov 2021

    My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister, particularly for revealing how close he came to a criminal conviction on this. The fact remains, whether we like it or not, and generally the public do like it, that there are 20 mph speed limits not just all over London but all over the country, which are by and large not enforced, and drivers know it. Their being disregarded in such a way brings the...

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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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