Lord West of Spithead

Labour Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Reserve Forces 23 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 14 September (HL7741), whether the Merchant Navy Reserve was disbanded on (1) 15 December 2003 upon the implementation of SI 2003/2861, or (2) another date.
  • Oil and Gas Industry - Question 22 Sep 2020

    My Lords, the Oil and Gas Authority is only just beginning to take account of the UK’s statutory target for net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Official projections from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy take no account of that requirement. Our nation is sleepwalking into an energy crisis of major proportions. National daytime electricity demand is...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Decorations 14 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Golden Jubilee Medals, issued in 2003, were awarded to (1) the Reserve Forces, and (2) the Merchant Navy Reserve.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 9 July 2007

Currently held offices

  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (since 14 Jul 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Security and Counter-terrorism), Home Office (1 Aug 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism) (29 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (28 Jun 2007 to 1 Aug 2007)

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