Lord Jordan Portrait

Lord Jordan

Labour - Life peer

2 APPG memberships (as of 29 Dec 2021)
Bahrain, Jordan
Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee)
11th Jul 2003 - 28th Nov 2003


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Division Votes
Monday 17th January 2022
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 111 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 237 Noes - 190
Speeches
Wednesday 12th January 2022
Eswatini
My Lords, I thank the Minister for his reply. All that has really been achieved are belated promises of dialogue …
Written Answers
Thursday 6th January 2022
Coronavirus: Vaccination
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide COVID-19 vaccines to (1) the Republic of Barbados, and …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
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Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Jordan has voted in 125 divisions, and 3 times against the majority of their Party.

30 Dec 2020 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Jordan voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 8 Labour No votes vs 12 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 125 Noes - 323
7 Dec 2020 - Conduct Committee Report - View Vote Context
Lord Jordan voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Labour No votes vs 100 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 408 Noes - 24
1 Dec 2020 - Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 - View Vote Context
Lord Jordan voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Labour No votes vs 2 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 64 Noes - 246
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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 Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(4 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Scotland Office
(1 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(1 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(1 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Lord Jordan has not made any spoken contributions to legislative debate
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Commons initiatives

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

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Lord Jordan has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Jordan has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Jordan has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

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


1 Written Question in the current parliament

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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
15th Dec 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide COVID-19 vaccines to (1) the Republic of Barbados, and (2) other small island states which may currently be experiencing COVID-19 vaccine shortages; and whether they intend to support the proposal of the governments of India and South Africa to suspend parts of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights as they relate to COVID-19 vaccines.

The UK is committed to help bring the acute phase of the pandemic to an end as soon as possible and strongly supports the COVAX Facility as a key mechanism to deliver this. The majority of the UK's doses are being donated via COVAX. We are donating a smaller quantity to bilateral partners and countries facing their own health emergencies, to further support the global response to Covid-19. We are only donating vaccines to countries which are eligible for Overseas Development Assistance (ODA). The FCDO has responded to the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) which includes a breakdown of where doses have been sent to as of the end of November.

Throughout the pandemic our top priority has been to save lives. We firmly believe the best way to do this is to support the world's leading scientists to develop our most important weapon in the fight against COVID-19: vaccines. Our robust international intellectual property framework protects the ability of these pioneering minds to come up with new ideas and innovations. It has and will continue to allow us to develop vaccines and treatments at unprecedented pace and meet our ultimate goal of saving lives. There is no evidence that an IP waiver would help us to meet this goal. The reality is that the proposal for a TRIPS waiver would dismantle the very framework that helped to produce COVID-19 vaccines at an unprecedented pace. More worryingly, the waiver proposal could lead to a dangerous reduction in the quality of products being manufactured and in the already limited supply of key raw materials. This risks compromising vaccine efficacy and patient safety.

Whilst the UK Government has not seen evidence that Intellectual Property is a barrier to the production or supply of COVID-19 goods, including vaccines, the Government will continue to engage constructively in debates at the World Trade Organisation Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Council and other international institutions to promote affordable and equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines for all. The UK affirmed this commitment in the 22 October G7 Trade Ministers' communique, which notes our determination to achieve an impactful outcome on trade and health, including how the international Intellectual Property framework can best support the WTO's pandemic response. The UK remains open to all initiatives that will have a demonstrable impact on vaccine production and distribution. We will continue to engage constructively in discussions at the WTO to that end. To end this pandemic sooner, we must focus efforts on the things that will make a real difference. That includes the promotion of voluntary licensing and technology transfer agreements - several of which have already proven to be successful.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)