Lord Ryder of Wensum

Former Conservative Peer


Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Left the House of Lords on 12 April 2021

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market, Energy and Transport (18 May 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (13 Nov 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Chief Whip (28 Nov 1990 to 4 Jul 1995)
  • Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (14 Jul 1990 to 28 Nov 1990)
  • The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (24 Jul 1989 to 23 Jul 1990)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (25 Jul 1988 to 24 Jul 1989)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (16 Oct 1986 to 24 Jul 1988)

Recent appearances

  • Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 4 Dec 2017

    My Lords, my interests are set out in the register. I want to speak briefly about the supply-side bottlenecks in the housing market. Thirty-three years ago in an equivalent debate on the Budget in the other place, I called for the abolition of stamp duty. I stated then that stamp duty, “impedes change by curdling labour mobility”, and that it is, “a bad tax because it adds …...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: HIV Infection: Foreign Nationals 31 Jul 2017

    Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Health has monitored risks associated with overseas visitors seeking or receiving HIV treatment, as set out in that Department's guidance on HIV treatment for overseas visitors in England from 1 October 2012; if so, how many such visitors have been identified; and whether any of those visitors were refused treatment.
  • Medical Research - Question for Short Debate 28 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord for initiating this debate with his opening speech. We listened to that with great attention and I congratulate him on it. I used to be chairman of the Institute of Cancer Research but the views expressed today are my own. I make one point only: there is a pressing need to reform the 2007 European paediatric regulation which hampers cancer medicine for...

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