Lord Smith of Clifton

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Young People: Education and Training 7 Nov 2016

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of data published by the Department for Education on 13 October showing that the proportion of 16- and 17-year olds in England not participating in education and training, as required by the Education and Skills Act 2008, stood at June 2016 at 9.1 per cent, what is the full breakdown of the activities of this group of 16- and 17-year olds;...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability: Employment Schemes 24 Oct 2016

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that deafblind people and those with complex needs are not prevented from securing meaningful employment due to low expectations of the professionals who are charged with supporting them into work.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Education 28 Jun 2016

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) 14-year-olds, and (2) 15-year-olds, are enrolled full-time at (a) general further education colleges, and (b) university technology colleges, for the latest year for which figures are available.

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (9 Jun 2010 to 22 Jun 2010)
  • Spokesperson for Constitutional Affairs, Spokesperson for Northern Ireland (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Barnett Formula Committee (10 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Northern Ireland), Scottish and Northern Ireland Affairs (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Ministry of Justice (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Northern Ireland Affairs (5 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct (31 Mar 2006 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Northern Ireland Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (1 Dec 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Shadow Minister, Northern Ireland Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (4 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Committee On Animals In Scientific Procedures (28 Jun 2001 to 16 Jul 2002)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (12 Dec 2000 to 11 May 2001)


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