Lord Haskel Portrait

Lord Haskel

Labour - Life peer

Became Member: 4th October 1993

2 APPG memberships (as of 13 May 2024)
Crypto and Digital Assets, Future Financial Services
3 Former APPG memberships
Antisemitism, Apprenticeships, Trade Justice
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
1st Jul 2019 - 31st Jan 2023
Economic Affairs Committee
28th Jan 2021 - 12th May 2022
Finance Bill Sub-Committee
23rd Jul 2021 - 9th Feb 2022
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
1st Jul 2019 - 28th Jan 2021
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
8th Jun 2015 - 4th Jul 2019
SLSC Sub-Committee A
4th Sep 2018 - 30th Apr 2019
Bribery Act 2010 Committee
17th May 2018 - 4th Mar 2019
Financial Exclusion Committee
25th May 2016 - 25th Mar 2017
National Policy for the Built Environment Committee
11th Jun 2015 - 23rd Jun 2015
Digital Skills
12th Jun 2014 - 4th Feb 2015
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
25th Nov 2009 - 14th May 2014
Information Committee (Lords)
25th Nov 2009 - 14th May 2014
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee
29th May 2012 - 28th Feb 2013
Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee)
9th Dec 2002 - 6th May 2010
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
21st Nov 2006 - 8th Apr 2010
Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I
21st Nov 2006 - 8th Apr 2010
Information Committee (Lords)
4th Dec 2003 - 30th Nov 2007
Procedure and Privileges Committee
26th Jun 2001 - 18th Nov 2004
Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I
21st Nov 1995 - 20th Nov 2003
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
22nd Nov 1994 - 7th Nov 2002
Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
8th May 1997 - 28th Aug 1998
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee)
18th Apr 1994 - 8th Apr 1997

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Haskel has voted in 258 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

23 Jun 2020 - Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Haskel voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Labour Aye votes vs 104 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 155 Noes - 326
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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)
(13 debate interactions)
Baroness Barran (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
(10 debate interactions)
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
(8 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(27 debate contributions)
Home Office
(26 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(17 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Trade Bill 2019-21
(1,623 words contributed)
Finance Act 2020
(1,149 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

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

Lord Haskel has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

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

Latest 2 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
24th Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the transmission of COVID-19 by reducing the use of paper in supply chains; and whether the regulations on (1) e-signatures, and (2) e-transactions, apply to every aspect of a supply chain.

According to the World Health Organisation, the likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package, including paper package, that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperate is also low.

The Government has endorsed the conclusions reached in the Law Commission’s report Electronic Execution of Documents that the existing legal framework in England and Wales makes clear that businesses and individuals can feel confident in using e-signatures in commercial transactions.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
18th May 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to modify the Apprenticeship Levy scheme to address (1) dissatisfaction from participants, and (2) concerns about its effectiveness.

The Apprenticeship Levy is a key part of the Government’s reforms to the apprenticeship system. It enables employers to make a long-term and sustainable investment in high-quality apprenticeship training.

The Government recognises that employers have frustrations with the way that these Apprenticeship Levy funds can be spent within the apprenticeships system and is delivering a suite of improvements to address these. These include the improvements announced at Spending Review 2021, such as introducing an enhanced recruitment service for SMEs, supporting the use of flexible training models, and introducing a return-on-investment tool to ensure employers can see the benefits that apprentices create in their business.

The Government’s ambition is to encourage greater levels of private sector investment in employee training, both for apprentices and for employees more generally. Therefore, at Spring Statement 2022, the Chancellor announced that he would consider whether further intervention is needed to encourage employers to offer the high-quality training the UK needs. This will include examining whether the current tax system – including the operation of the Apprenticeship Levy – is doing enough to incentivise businesses to invest in the right kinds of training.

While there will not be a formal review of the Apprenticeship Levy as part of this wider consideration on employer investment in training, the Government is committed to protecting the quality of apprenticeship training and further improving the system to respond to the concerns raised by employers.

Baroness Penn
Minister on Leave (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State)