Lord Shipley

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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A selection of Lord Shipley’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Integrated Rail Plan: North and Midlands - Statement 22 Nov 2021

    My Lords, in reaching the decision to end the HS2 track in the east Midlands rather than Leeds, and HS2 trains at Sheffield rather than Newcastle, what economic impact assessment was done by the Government of the effects on both Yorkshire and the north-east—given that private developer investment will inevitably follow the HS2 track due to the extra capacity that it will provide—or is it...
  • Leaseholders: Safety Remediation Costs - Motion to Take Note 4 Nov 2021

    My Lords, I agree with the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of London that those responsible for the cladding crisis should pay for the remediation. I found the proposal made by the noble Lord, Lord Young of Cookham, for an extra levy and a Treasury grant to be particularly convincing, and I hope it will command broad support in your Lordships’ House. I congratulate my noble friend Lord...
  • Council Tax: Second Homes - Question 4 Nov 2021

    My Lords, the Minister referred to a consultation, but does he accept that every residential property should pay council tax and parish precepts, whether it is a main home, a second home or a holiday let, as a contribution to local services?

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Youth Unemployment Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • Chair, Youth Unemployment Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • Member, EU Goods Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities, Decentralisation and the Northern Powerhouse) (1 Jun 2015 to 3 Dec 2015)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (24 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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