Lord Sharkey

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

  • Medicines and Medical Devices Bill - Second Reading 2 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I declare my interests as chair of the Association of Medical Research Charities, whose members contributed £1.9 billion to medical research last year, and of the Specialised Healthcare Alliance, which campaigns for those with rare conditions and those needing specialised care. I will make three broad points. The first is to do with the Bill’s structure. I welcome the Bill, in...
  • Pension Schemes Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion 15 Jul 2020

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing the very important new amendments concerning transfer rights. In Committee, the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann, and I attempted to do, perhaps rather clumsily, what they do rather elegantly. We live in a time when scams are increasing, people are desperate for any return, online propositions are everywhere and can seem very tempting, and your...
  • Pension Schemes Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 71 30 Jun 2020

    My Lords, I strongly support my noble friend’s analysis of the one-size-fits-all regulatory threat to open schemes. I also strongly support the proposed remedy, which would ensure proper consideration of the essential differences between open and closed schemes, is proportionate and is not unduly prescriptive. I hope the Minister will respond positively.

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 December 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Services Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 15 Jul 2019)
  • Member, SLSC Sub-Committee A (since 4 Sep 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (16 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Chair, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (16 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 16 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)

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