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Viscount Craigavon

Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary

Became Member: 26th July 1974


3 APPG memberships (as of 13 May 2024)
Denmark, Finland, Sweden
2 Former APPG memberships
Iceland, Norway
Procedure and Privileges Committee
9th Jun 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords)
2nd Dec 1993 - 7th May 2005


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Viscount Craigavon has voted in 435 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Horam (Conservative)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(1 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(1 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(1 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(1 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

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Viscount Craigavon has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Viscount Craigavon has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 3 Written Questions

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2nd Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report by the United Nations Population Fund, State of the World Population 2020: Against my will, published on 30 June, what assessment they have made of whether female genital mutilation can be eliminated by 2030.

The UK government welcomes UNFPA’s 2020 State of the World Population report which shines a light on harmful practices such as child marriage and FGM. The report highlights that respect for human rights and efforts to shift harmful social norms are central to the efforts needed to end FGM by 2030.

The UK is a longstanding supporter to the UN Joint Programme to Eliminate FGM and our £50 million UK aid package includes support for social norms change and the promotion of rights, laws and policies that protect women and girls from FGM. The UK will continue to support efforts and work with our partners to advance gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the Africa-led movement to end FGM by 2030.

2nd Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the United Nations Population Fund, State of the World Population 2020: Against my will, published on 30 June.

The UK government welcomes UNFPA’s 2020 State of the World Population report which shines a light on harmful practices such as child marriage and FGM. The report highlights that respect for human rights and efforts to shift harmful social norms are central to the efforts needed to end FGM by 2030.

The UK is a longstanding supporter to the UN Joint Programme to Eliminate FGM and our £50 million UK aid package includes support for social norms change and the promotion of rights, laws and policies that protect women and girls from FGM. The UK will continue to support efforts and work with our partners to advance gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the Africa-led movement to end FGM by 2030.

3rd Feb 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward a renewed approval for the continuation of early medical abortion treatment at home, prior to the expiration of the current approval on 31 March.

We are considering evidence submitted to the Government’s consultation on ‘Home use of both pills for early medical abortion up to 10 weeks gestation’. We will publish our response the future of the approval as soon as possible.