Lord Powell of Bayswater

Crossbench Peer

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 March 2000

Currently held offices

  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) ( 6 Nov 2017 to 28 Jan 2021)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (25 May 2016 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee ( 8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, European Union Committee (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee ( 6 Jun 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (26 Nov 2003 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (12 Dec 2000 to 20 Nov 2003)

Recent appearances

  • NATO Accession: Sweden and Finland - Statement 7 Jul 2022

    My Lords, as probably the only Finnish-speaking Member of this House, could I remind the Minister that Finland, with its 800-mile border with Russia, will be right in the front line of NATO, but also has the bitter experience of having sacrificed a lot of its territory to Russia after the Second World War, most of which was never given back? That means that, in the light of recent Russian...
  • Hong Kong: Human Rights - Question for Short Debate 4 Jun 2020

    My Lords, I draw attention to my declaration of interests. There is nothing unusual about security legislation; after all, Britain made use of emergency legislation during its stewardship of Hong Kong. What matters is how such legislation is implemented in practice. Hong Kong’s Justice Secretary asserts that her department—not its Chinese counterpart —will make all prosecution decisions...
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops 12 Nov 2010

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they intend to apply to determine whether plant, fungal and algal products are regulated as food or as medicine after 30 April 2011, in the light of advances in nutrigenomic science illuminating how food bioactive components (nutrients and non-nutrients) can influence gene expression.

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