Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Storm Arwen - Statement 2 Dec 2021

    My Lords, I fully agree with what has been said by other noble Lords so far. I have a house on the Northumberland coast, near Alnwick, which, as my noble friend will be aware, received the highest wind rating—98 mph—during this terrible storm, a storm which is very difficult to be ready for or predict. My question is a little broader. My house sustained some damage, but that can be put...
  • HGV Driving Tests - Question 1 Dec 2021

    In the last 18 months, we have lost 55,000 domestic United Kingdom HGV drivers. Many reasons have been given for this, one of which is the lack of proper facilities on the routes which they cover. I know the Government have provided £32 million in the Budget to alleviate some of these problems, but does my noble friend think this is enough, particularly as there is a mammoth shortage—only...
  • UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Foreign Workers - Question 10 Nov 2021

    My noble friend is right in stating the extent of Article 399, but it is quite a wide extent, because obviously it deals with the implementation of all the ILO conventions that have been ratified, together of course with the provisions of the European Social Charter, which we have agreed to accept, as she says. Can my noble friend update us on the overall progress in a wider sense towards...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 October 2016

Previously MP for Leeds North East until 8 April 1997 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Leeds North East

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (since 20 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (18 Oct 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Government Whip (7 Jul 1995 to 18 Oct 1995)
  • Government Whip (16 Dec 1992 to 7 Jul 1995)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (28 Nov 1990 to 11 Jan 1992)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Jan 1990)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Jan 1990)

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