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Lord Borwick

Conservative - Excepted Hereditary

Became Member: 26th July 2013

Lord Borwick is not a member of any APPGs
3 Former APPG memberships
Connected and Automated Mobility, Self-Driving Vehicles, Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles
Land Use in England Committee
19th Jan 2022 - 28th Nov 2022
Services Committee
12th Jun 2018 - 19th Jan 2022
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
25th May 2016 - 28th Jan 2021
European Union Committee
8th Jun 2015 - 12th May 2016
EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
12th Jun 2015 - 12th May 2016
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
12th Jun 2014 - 30th Mar 2015

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Borwick has voted in 495 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Lords initiatives

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Lord Borwick has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Borwick has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Latest 6 Written Questions

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25th May 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 16 May (HL Deb cols 19GC–29GC) regarding the Public Service Vehicles (Accessible Information) Regulations 2023, how many other regulations related to the provision of access for disabled people are in force in London but not elsewhere; and what plans they have to ensure that the regulations for disability access is identical in London and elsewhere.

Transport for London has adopted a proactive approach to improving the accessibility of its transport network, which exceeds legislative requirements. Direct comparisons with accessibility interventions outside London, which may or may not be required by law, are therefore likely to be misleading.

To level up accessibility across Great Britain, we have introduced the “REAL” cross-modal disability awareness training syllabus, relaunched the Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme, and are requiring the provision of audible and visible information onboard local bus and coach services.

Disabled people should be able to use transport services easily, confidently and without additional cost wherever they travel. All transport authorities have an important role to play in supporting accessible services which reflect local need.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Secretary (HM Treasury)
14th Sep 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many vehicles have been stopped for reasons which include overloading in each region in England in the last 12 months; how many such vehicles have been tested for gross weight; and how many drivers have been arrested for being found to have overloaded their vehicle.

As part of its roadside enforcement checks the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has stopped 8,335 vehicles for reasons including overloading in England in the last 12 months. The DVSA does not hold data on the number of vehicles stopped for this reason in each region in England. Of the 8,335 stopped, the DVSA has issued 3,806 prohibitions to drivers where the vehicle has been deemed to be overloaded.

It is possible that a vehicle could have had multiple types of overloading offences so the data relates to vehicles weighed and vehicles that have one or more of these types of offences. Having a vehicle that is overloaded is not an arrestable offence and the DVSA does not have the power to arrest.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Secretary (HM Treasury)
7th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fax machines are regularly used in the NHS.

Fax machines and associated consumables were removed from the NHS Supply Chain catalogue in January 2019, and we continue to support the National Health Service with digital transformation to remove the need for outdated technology, including fax machines.

We have not requested further information on fax machine usage from trusts during the COVID-19 outbreak, in order to reduce the burden on systems.

7th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the WannaCry ransomware attack on the NHS, what instructions were provided to (1) NHS, and (2) Public Health England (PHE), staff about the importance of software updates; what assessment they have made of whether the PHE Excel errors, resulting in COVID-19 cases being unreported, were related to a lack of software updates; and what plans they have to ensure that PHE uses appropriate database software to record and analyse COVID-19 data in future.

All health and care organisations that have access to National Health Service patient data must annually complete NHS Digital’s Data Security and Protection Toolkit. The Protection Toolkit includes guidance on how to manage out of date software. To meet the standard required, organisations must operate on supported systems or have plans in place to mitigate the risk such as segregating those machines from the network. NHSX and NHS Digital are also supporting NHS organisations to upgrade their existing Microsoft Windows operating systems to Windows 10 and to deploy Advanced Threat Protection. This gives oversight of cyber activity at device level across the NHS and whether they have installed updated software to protect them from cyber threats.

6th Jan 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 21 December 2021 (HL4995), what was the total amount of import tariffs collected on tuna imported from the Maldives in (1) financial year 2020–21, and (2) each of the preceding four years.

HMRC does not hold the information requested. Traders pay customs duty and import VAT based on calculated liabilities for goods, either immediately or on a monthly basis via duty deferment accounts. The subsequent revenue collected is not recorded on a product or sector basis, and thus no breakdown by product or country of origin is held.

15th Dec 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel on 14 December (HL Deb, col 130), what was the total amount in import tariffs collected in (1) financial year 2020–21, and (2) each of the preceding four years.

In the financial year 2020-21, HMRC received £2,962 million in Customs Duty receipts.

In the preceding four years, HMRC received the following yearly amounts for Customs Duty:


£3,359 million


£3,412 million


£3,356 million


£3,287 million