Lord West of Spithead

Labour Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Merchant Shipping: Navigation 23 Feb 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 February (HL12745), whether, in the event of the failure of satellite-based and radio-based navigation provisions, ships’ officers should use navigation methods that were in place before the introduction of those provisions.
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Merchant Shipping: Radio 23 Feb 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 10 December 2020 (HL10934), what assessment they have made of whether UK ocean-going merchant ships will be able to use the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) in the event of the failure of satellite-based communications, and whether those ships will be able to use the GMDSS to communicate in...
  • Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendment: Motion A 9 Feb 2021

    My Lords, I felt initially that in Amendment 1 it was necessary and sensible to have the term “reasonable belief” in the Bill, but the inconsistency with RIPA 2000, the Solicitor-General’s statement in the other place and the changes that have been made to some of the paragraphs have now persuaded me that it is not necessary. I view Amendment 2 in a much more serious light. We should be...

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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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