Lord Woolmer of Leeds

Former Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Wuhan Novel Coronavirus: UK Citizens - Private Notice Question 30 Jan 2020

    My Lords, the Minister has emphasised that the arrangements will be for British citizens. If a British citizen is married to a Chinese citizen, perhaps with children who hold British passports, will the whole family, including the Chinese citizen, be eligible to come to this country?
  • HS2 Update - Statement 15 Nov 2016

    My Lords, does the Minister recognise that in Leeds and West Yorkshire, today’s announcements will be very warmly welcomed? I look wryly at the comparison of spending on the NHS in a year with a project that will take 17 years before it is completed. Seventeen years is an awful long time, so while I welcome the strategic decision—many of the underlying details will be very beneficial in...
  • Bus Services Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) 12 Oct 2016

    The Minister spoke of categories of authorities, which are referred to in the Bill. In the case of non-mayoral combined authorities, for example, would an individual non-mayoral combined authority be able to apply under these regulations separately from the others or would the Minister seek to judge whether any such non-mayoral combined authority would qualify? If it were the latter, an...

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Left the House of Lords on 26 May 2020

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Union Committee (19 Dec 2016 to 24 May 2018)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (26 May 2016 to 24 May 2018)
  • Member, National Policy for the Built Environment Committee (23 Jun 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Personal Service Companies Committee (12 Nov 2013 to 12 Jan 2014)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (16 May 2013 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (13 Nov 2007 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Apr 2007 to 3 Aug 2007)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (26 Nov 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, European Union Committee (19 Nov 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (3 May 1979 to 5 Feb 1982)

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