Lord Clark of Windermere Portrait

Lord Clark of Windermere

Labour - Life peer

Became Member: 2nd July 2001


2 APPG memberships (as of 13 May 2024)
Archives and History, Forestry and Tree Planting
4 Former APPG memberships
Forestry, Hadrian's Wall, National Parks, War Heritage
Services Committee
28th Jan 2021 - 31st Jan 2024
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
3rd Dec 2015 - 12th May 2016
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
4th Jul 2013 - 30th Mar 2015
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
3rd May 1997 - 1st Jul 1998
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
11th Apr 1992 - 1st May 1997
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
15th Jun 1987 - 10th Apr 1992
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment
1st Jul 1986 - 11th Jun 1987
Shadow Spokesperson (Education)
1st Jul 1981 - 1st Jul 1986


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Clark of Windermere has voted in 363 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

20 Jul 2020 - Business and Planning Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Clark of Windermere voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Labour Aye votes vs 8 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 135 Noes - 267
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
(21 debate interactions)
Lord Kamall (Conservative)
(15 debate interactions)
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
(14 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(40 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(11 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Clark of Windermere, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.


Lord Clark of Windermere has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Clark of Windermere has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 9 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
12th Jul 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what was the total wage bill for all NHS staff for (1) April 2019, and (2) April 2023.

Data submitted to the NHS Pay Review Body shows that National Health Service provider permanent and bank staff spend was £55.7 billion in 2019/20, while in 2021/22 the spend was £66.2 billion. Data for 2022/23 is not yet available.

Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
12th Jul 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what was the total amount paid for all agency staff in the NHS, including hiring and organisational costs, for (1) April 2019, and (2) April 2023.

NHS England advised costs for agency staff of £594.8 million for the quarter including April 2019, as reported in the NHS England and Improvement Financial Performance Report, First Quarter 2019/20, a copy of which is attached. The data has not been finalised for publication for 2023/24.

NHS England does not collect hiring costs at an organisational level.

Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
3rd Jul 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government how many NHS Nightingale Hospitals established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have been decommissioned, and when.

Seven temporary Nightingale hospitals were established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and these were decommissioned during 2021. Validated data on the total number of patients treated in Nightingale hospitals is not available centrally.

Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
3rd Jul 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government how many patients have been treated in NHS Nightingale Hospitals.

Seven temporary Nightingale hospitals were established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and these were decommissioned during 2021. Validated data on the total number of patients treated in Nightingale hospitals is not available centrally.

Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
3rd Jul 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government how many NHS Nightingale Hospitals were started and how many completed during the response to COVID-19.

Seven temporary Nightingale hospitals were established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and these were decommissioned during 2021. Validated data on the total number of patients treated in Nightingale hospitals is not available centrally.

Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
3rd Jul 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what is the value of equipment procured for NHS Nightingale Hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which has now been transferred to other NHS facilities.

The information requested is not held centrally by the department. NHS England advises that each host trust is responsible for managing a list of assets and equipment including beds and medical equipment from the Nightingale hospitals, some of which will have been absorbed by host trusts. The remaining surplus stock has been collected and made available for national redistribution under the existing warehousing, asset tracking and logistics contracts.

Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
14th Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 25 April 2019 (HL15227), what timetable they have set for reviewing sunbed legislation and associated guidance.

The Department, with expert advisers, is continuing to consider whether the current legislation and associated guidance produced by the Department, Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive to support the enforcement of the regulations by local authorities and the safe use of sunbeds, are effective for protecting sunbed users.

Public Health England (PHE) is updating the guidance to sunbed users on the gov.uk website, with an expected publication date of spring 2020.

PHE is also developing an information poster for sunbed users. This is expected to be ready for publication before summer 2020.

14th Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 25 April 2019 (HL15227), what progress they have made in considering whether current legislation and associated guidance are effective for protecting sunbed users.

The Department, with expert advisers, is continuing to consider whether the current legislation and associated guidance produced by the Department, Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive to support the enforcement of the regulations by local authorities and the safe use of sunbeds, are effective for protecting sunbed users.

Public Health England (PHE) is updating the guidance to sunbed users on the gov.uk website, with an expected publication date of spring 2020.

PHE is also developing an information poster for sunbed users. This is expected to be ready for publication before summer 2020.