Lord Taylor of Holbeach

Deputy Chairman of Committees


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  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement of Recess Dates 6 Feb 2018

    My Lords, now might be a convenient point for me to inform the House of some proposed recess dates. I can save noble Lords reaching for their diaries because, in the usual way, this information will be available in the Printed Paper Office and be included in tomorrow’s edition of Forthcoming Business. The dates for the imminent Lenten Recess and the Easter Recess have already been...
  • Income Inequality - Question 31 Jan 2018

    My Lords, income inequality is lower than it was in 2010. The best way to reduce inequality is by getting people into work, and since 2010 we have seen 3 million more people find work as a result. The national living wage has helped to reduce the proportion of full-time jobs that are low paid to the lowest level in at least 20 years. In the long term, this is the best way to improve living...
  • Income Inequality - Question 31 Jan 2018

    My Lords, to improve the living standards of squeezed households in the short term, the Government will boost incomes for the low-paid, increasing the national living wage and the personal allowance. To help to reduce the cost of living, we are freezing fuel duty and childcare and tackling housing costs. The core of the problem lies in our low productivity as a country, and we have to try to...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 June 2006

Positions held at time of appointment: Director of Taylor's Bulbs of Spalding. (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, Services Committee (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence (since 10 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (since 14 Oct 2014)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (since 14 Oct 2014)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (since 14 Oct 2014)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 14 Oct 2014)
  • Member, Accommodation Steering Group Committee (since 6 Aug 2014)
  • Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) (since 6 Aug 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (14 Oct 2014 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (6 Sep 2012 to 6 Aug 2014)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (16 Sep 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions (19 Jan 2009 to 24 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (9 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food & Rural Affairs), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (11 Jan 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Deputy Chief Whip, Whips (11 Jan 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister, Wales (11 Jan 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)


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