The Earl of Sandwich

Crossbench Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Environment Bill - Second Reading 7 Jun 2021

    My Lords, the Bill is urgent and long delayed, so we must not waste time deliberating on it at length. It has been well scrutinised, but there are a number of points that the Commons have missed. My own interest is like that of most people: to prevent damage to the planet, especially to the least developed countries which have been hit hardest by climate change. However, I am also a member of...
  • Health Partnership Schemes: Funding - Question 7 Jun 2021

    My Lords, I know that the Minister keeps a close eye on Nepal. Are the FCDO and NHS also supporting and encouraging any volunteer health workers in the UK who want to go out to train Nepalese health workers, especially in rural areas where, as we have heard, services are most fragile? The need is quite desperate in places.
  • Commonwealth Heads of Government - Question 27 May 2021

    Last September, the Foreign Secretary claimed that the UK had helped to update laws discriminating against women, girls and LGBT communities in six Commonwealth countries, which he could not mention. Can the Minister, who we know stands up for human rights, now name those countries and confirm that this project is complete and that there is no more discrimination?

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1995

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Agreements Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (21 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 21 May 2013)
  • Member, European Union Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (24 Nov 2009 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (8 Jun 2005 to 8 Apr 2006)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (6 Dec 1999 to 18 Nov 2004)

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