Lord German

Liberal Democrat Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Crime, Reoffending and Rehabilitation - Motion to Take Note 30 Jun 2022

    My Lords, this has been a thoughtful debate, and we have been treated to a glitterati of expertise. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Farmer, for addressing the major issues before us. In welcoming the noble and learned Lord, Lord Bellamy, to his seat, I say that we have had to welcome too many Ministers of Justice in recent years. I wish that his response to this debate will give us some hope for...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Energy Bills Rebate 23 Jun 2022

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 13 April (HL7497), when they will announce their decision on a rebate to (1) service personnel, and (2) their families, living in serviced accommodation.
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) 18 May 2022

    My Lords, I shall address my remarks to the issue of the development assistance programme. Earlier, my noble friend Lady Northover talked about taking the long view. Taking the long view is important, because then you can reach your objectives. I want to make the case for targeting resource at education and raising the official development budget allocation for education to 15%. As we wait...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, House of Lords Commission (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 2 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (23 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 2015 to 7 Sep 2015)

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