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Lord Tope

Liberal Democrat - Life peer

Public Service and Demographic Change Committee
29th May 2012 - 5th Mar 2013


Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 15th December 2021
10:00
Division Votes
Monday 29th November 2021
Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL]
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 49 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 147 Noes - 211
Speeches
Monday 8th November 2021
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister, particularly for revealing how close he came to a criminal conviction on …

Written Answers
Wednesday 20th January 2021
Consumer Goods: Electrical Safety
To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Office of Product Safety and Standards intends to address the sale on online …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Monday 13th January 2020
Emissions Reduction (Local Authorities in London) Bill [HL] 2019-21
A Bill to enable London Borough Councils and the Common Council of the City of London to achieve reductions in …
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Tope has voted in 187 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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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
Earl of Courtown (Conservative)
Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)
(3 debate interactions)
Baroness Barran (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
(2 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(3 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(2 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

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

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Tope has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Tope has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Lord Tope


A Bill to enable London Borough Councils and the Common Council of the City of London to achieve reductions in airborne emissions from specified plant in their areas and to make provision for the Secretary of State to set emission limits for such plant; to provide for fixed penalty notices in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading (Lords)
Monday 13th January 2020
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Lord Tope has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


5 Written Questions 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
6th Jan 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Office of Product Safety and Standards intends to address the sale on online marketplaces of unsafe electrical goods.

The Government is committed to ensuring that only safe products can be sold in the UK. Both Local Authority Trading Standards and my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State, through the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), have powers to take action against manufacturers, importers or distributors who sell unsafe electrical goods, including the power to require third-party sellers to recall unsafe products. Trading Standards also have the power to take action against online selling platforms within the UK jurisdiction where they engage in unfair trading practices.

OPSS proactively engages with major online marketplaces to ensure that they are playing their part in protecting UK consumers from unsafe goods.

OPSS is currently conducting a review of the Product Safety framework to ensure it is fit for purpose, protects consumers, and enables businesses to innovate and grow. It will also consider the impact on product safety of new technologies and new business models, including e-commerce.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
6th Jan 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring forward legislation on online safety.

In December we published the Full Government Response to the Online Harms White Paper consultation.

The Online Safety Bill, which will give effect to the regulatory framework outlined in the full government response, will be ready this year.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
6th Jan 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the consultation on electrical safety in the social rented sector to commence.

In the Charter for Social Housing Residents – Social Housing White Paper published on 17 November 2020, we commit to consult on measures to ensure that social housing residents are protected from harm caused by poor electrical safety. Subsequently, we committed to form an official-led stakeholder working group to inform the content of the consultation.

Work is underway to set up the working group. Working group meetings will take place prior to publishing the consultation. We will announce further details including timings in due course.

Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State (Home Office)
6th Jan 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the Working Group on Electrical Safety in the social rented sector to commence.

In the Charter for Social Housing Residents – Social Housing White Paper published on 17 November 2020, we commit to consult on measures to ensure that social housing residents are protected from harm caused by poor electrical safety. Subsequently, we committed to form an official-led stakeholder working group to inform the content of the consultation.

Work is underway to set up the working group. Working group meetings will take place prior to publishing the consultation. We will announce further details including timings in due course.

Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State (Home Office)
6th Jan 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards preparing the Building Safety Bill for introduction into Parliament.

The Building Safety Bill was published in draft on 20 July 2020 and has recently undergone pre-legislative scrutiny by the HCLG Select Committee. We are currently considering the Committee’s report and recommendations and will introduce the Bill in due course. We recognise that these are important public safety measures; that is why the Government is committed to progressing the Bill as quickly as possible, so that reforms can be implemented in a timely manner and residents can feel safe, and be safe, in their homes.

Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State (Home Office)