Lord Goddard of Stockport

Liberal Democrat Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Policing: European Championship Final - Question 15 Jul 2021

    My Lords, the Minister and I come from the north-west of England—Greater Manchester—where clearly we have tribal loyalties to football clubs. But this is about information. On the day that Manchester United’s football ground was invaded and broken into and a Premiership match was abandoned, that was fully on the internet, everybody knew what was going on and very little happened. What...
  • Private Landlords: Tenants with Pets - Question 15 Jun 2021

    I draw Members’ attention to my interests as set out in the register. The Government recognised the importance of pets and made changes to the model tenancy agreement. However, not all landlords use that model agreement and it is voluntary, so some landlords can still say no to pets. Animal welfare charities, including Cats Protection, have helped tenants find lots of properties and use a...
  • Social Housing - Question 24 May 2021

    Following on from the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, by centrally imposing an assumption that around 50% of the programme will be used for home-ownership schemes, the Government are preventing local authorities and social housing providers delivering what is most needed: social housing for rent, including accessible and adaptable homes. Will the Minister consider the case for expanding the social...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 October 2014

Currently held offices

  • Member, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (since 5 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, SLSC Sub-Committee B (since 4 Sep 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)

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