Lord O'Neill of Gatley

Crossbench 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

  • Football: European Super League - Private Notice Question 20 Apr 2021

    My Lords, I too express my disgust at this development. It is the culmination of many years of the style of ownership that has been so permissible under the way football has evolved. I am extremely sad that my own football obsession, Manchester United, is right in the middle of it. I applaud the Government’s seemingly strong stance. In this regard, I echo the call from the noble Lord, Lord...
  • Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note 12 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I give my own congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Khan of Burnley. I particularly welcome his passion and plea for more for the northern powerhouse. In view of the short time, I will make five specific points. First, yet again this was not a normal Budget, as it was understandably geared towards Covid-related support. This makes it hard to assess the true economic priorities for...
  • Economic Update - Statement 12 Jan 2021

    My Lords, I would like to, once more—I have done so before—compliment the Chancellor and the Treasury on their general agility in their policy response to this unpredictable, ongoing and, at times, devastating twist in the pandemic. I have two very brief questions. First, in view of the highly appropriate importance being attached to the speed of the vaccination programme, and the high...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 28 May 2015

Party was Conservative until 23 Sep 2016; Non-affiliated until 9 Oct 2017

Other offices held in the past

  • The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (28 May 2015 to 23 Sep 2016)

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