Lord Horam

Conservative Peer

Recent appearances

  • Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 16 Mar 2023

    My Lords, I certainly agree with the noble Lord in his disappointment about universal credit. That is one of the achievements of the last period of Conservative government. The noble Lord, Lord Eatwell, mentioned in his scintillating speech the economic progress—or lack of progress, in his view—of the Conservative Governments of the last 13 years, but universal credit is a significant...
  • Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Second Reading 17 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I am delighted, as we all are, that my noble friend Lord Heseltine decided to speak in this debate; and he did not disappoint. I can tell him that in Liverpool he does not have quite the stature of Bill Shankly—who could?—but he is none the less warmly regarded in that great city for what he did for it, as well as many other places in our country. I was a Member of Parliament...
  • UK Asylum and Refugee Policy - Motion to Take Note 9 Dec 2022

    My Lords, I am always amazed by the simple fact that, when I was born 83 years ago at the beginning of the Second World War, there were 2 billion people in the world and now there are 8 billion—a fourfold increase. That is an explanation of climate change, if you need any other. If you add climate change to bad government, wars and extremism, it is scarcely surprising that forced migration...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 8 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (since 5 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (27 Nov 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (16 Jul 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (2 Dec 1997 to 16 Jul 2003)
  • Chair, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Nov 1997 to 16 Jul 2003)
  • Chair, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Nov 1997 to 16 Jul 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (29 Nov 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Duchy of Lancaster Office) (6 Mar 1995 to 27 Nov 1995)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 31 Mar 1995)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (12 Sep 1976 to 3 May 1979)

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