Tony Lloyd Portrait

Tony Lloyd

Labour - Rochdale

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
23rd Mar 2018 - 28th Apr 2020
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
19th Dec 2019 - 6th Apr 2020
Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (Housing)
9th Jan 2018 - 23rd Mar 2018
Shadow Minister (Housing)
3rd Jul 2017 - 9th Jan 2018
European Scrutiny Committee
26th Jul 2010 - 28th Nov 2011
Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party
5th Dec 2006 - 6th May 2010
North West Regional Select Committee
3rd Mar 2009 - 6th May 2010
Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
6th May 1997 - 29th Jul 1999
Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
1st Jul 1995 - 1st May 1997
Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
1st Jul 1994 - 1st Jul 1995
Shadow Spokesperson (Education)
1st Jul 1992 - 1st Jul 1994
Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)
1st Jul 1988 - 1st Jul 1992
Shadow Spokesperson (Transport)
1st Jul 1988 - 1st Jul 1989
Opposition Whip (Commons)
1st Jul 1986 - 1st Jul 1987
Home Affairs: Sub-Committee on Race Relations & Immigration
15th May 1985 - 5th May 1987
Home Affairs Committee
18th Apr 1985 - 5th May 1987
Social Services
9th Jun 1983 - 18th Apr 1985


Oral Question
Monday 28th June 2021
14:30
Department for Work and Pensions
Oral Question No. 33
What recent assessment she has made of trends in the number of people in in-work poverty.
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Division Votes
Wednesday 9th June 2021
Protecting the Public and Justice for Victims
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 193 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 223 Noes - 0
Speeches
Wednesday 16th June 2021
G7 and NATO Summits

The Prime Minister will know that the £100 billion every year for climate change transformation in developing countries is the …

Written Answers
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Business: Coronavirus
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the support available to businesses in response to the covid-19 …
Early Day Motions
Tuesday 11th May 2021
Protests in Colombia
That this House expresses profound concern on reports of excessive use of force by the Colombian police, against overwhelmingly peaceful …
Bills
Wednesday 2nd February 2011
High Pay Commission Bill 2010-12
A Bill to make provision for the establishment of a High Pay Commission; and for connected purposes.
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN
Amount of donation or nature …
EDM signed
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
GKN Automotive alternative plan
That this House is alarmed by GKN Automotive’s decision to close its Birmingham factory next year, with the loss of …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Tony Lloyd has voted in 244 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
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
(12 debate interactions)
Robin Walker (Conservative)
Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)
(11 debate interactions)
Brandon Lewis (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
(11 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(15 debate contributions)
Northern Ireland Office
(10 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(8 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Tony Lloyd has not made any spoken contributions to legislative debate
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Rochdale Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest Rochdale signature proportion
Petitions with most Rochdale signatures
Petition Open
2,483
of 386,656 signatures (0.64%)
Petition Open
695
of 42,508 signatures (1.64%)
Petition Open
472
of 354,579 signatures (0.13%)
Petition Open
417
of 149,428 signatures (0.28%)
Tony Lloyd has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Tony Lloyd

22nd June 2021
Tony Lloyd signed this EDM on Tuesday 22nd June 2021

GKN Automotive alternative plan

Tabled by: Jack Dromey (Labour - Birmingham, Erdington)
That this House is alarmed by GKN Automotive’s decision to close its Birmingham factory next year, with the loss of over 500 highly skilled jobs and work transferred to continental Europe; notes that GKN’s origins trace back to the industrial revolution, with over 260 years of history that include making …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jun 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 48
Independent: 2
15th June 2021
Tony Lloyd signed this EDM on Wednesday 16th June 2021

Business support after delaying Stage 4 of the covid-19 roadmap

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
This House believes the decision to delay Stage 4 of the coronavirus roadmap until 19 July 2021 was, regrettably, the right one; recognises that this will be difficult for our constituents and for businesses that continue to be affected by restrictions on their ability to operate; welcomes the support the …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jun 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Liberal Democrat: 5
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Tony Lloyd, 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.


Tony Lloyd has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Tony Lloyd has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Tony Lloyd


A Bill to make provision for the establishment of a High Pay Commission; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 2nd February 2011

Tony Lloyd has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


25 Written Questions in the current parliament

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1 Other Department Questions
28th Aug 2020
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that employers take steps to close the gender pay gap.

Large employers must report their gender pay gap data each year. Alongside this, we have published advice to help employers diagnose the causes of their gaps, and evidence-based guidance on practical actions they can take to close the gap. We have actively engaged with employers to ensure they have the information they need to close their gender pay gaps.

In recognition of the unprecedented uncertainty and pressure facing employers, we suspended enforcement of gender pay gap reporting for the 2019-20 reporting year. However, as of 3rd September, 5,636 employers in-scope of the regulations have reported their gender pay gap data for 19/20. We continue to support employers if they wish to report, and encourage them to act to provide equal opportunities for men and women in the workplace.

Kemi Badenoch
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
11th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with pharmaceutical companies on differential pricing policies of covid-19 vaccines for different countries.

Pricing of COVID-19 vaccines between pharmaceutical companies and other countries is a commercial matter for those parties involved.

Nadhim Zahawi
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
23rd Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the risk of transmission of covid-19 (a) on public transport and (b) in other crowded public spaces; what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of different types of facemasks in preventing such transmission; and if he will make a statement.

I refer the hon Member to the answer I gave on 8 March 2021, to Question UIN 159378 regarding the risk of transmission of COVID-19 on public transport.

In regard to what assessment has been made of the efficacy of different types of face masks, in 2020 Public Health England’s rapid evidence review reported that the published literature indicated that face coverings of varying materials are more effective than no covering, and multi-layered coverings more effective than single-layer. Further information is available here: https://phe.koha-ptfs.co.uk/cgi-bin/koha/opac-retrieve-file.pl?id=5f043ca658db1188ffae74827fa650d9

A second review published in January 2021 corroborated the findings of the first review and found consistent evidence that the use of face coverings in community settings reduced the spread of COVID-19: https://phe.koha-ptfs.co.uk/cgi-bin/koha/opac-retrieve-file.pl?id=d86880bf65bd6b18eae21aa3bdaf2a4b

Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
1st Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to bus operators on the need to provide safe seating to ensure that people from different households do not sit next to each other on buses; and if he will make a statement.

The Department for Transport has issued safer transport guidance for operators, which aids transport operators to understand how to provide safer services for passengers. It outlines measures to assess and address the risks of COVID-19 on public transport.

Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
7th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received on (a) the efficacy of the Novavax vaccine following its trial and (b) whether volunteers who received two vaccinations as part of the Novavax trial are eligible to receive other types of approved covid-19 vaccines.

The Department of Health and Social Care has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Nadhim Zahawi
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
18th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter of 3 March 2021 from the hon. Member for Rochdale on differential pricing policies for covid-19 vaccinations.

We replied to the hon. Member on 21 May 2021.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
26th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 20 November 2020 from the hon. Member for Rochdale.

We are working to provide all Members and external correspondents with accurate answers to their correspondence, as well as supporting the Government’s response to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hon. Member’s letter will be answered as soon as possible.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
9th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in what circumstances NHS patient information is transferred outside of the NHS; what the protocols are for the transfer of such (a) aggregate anonymised and (b) personal information; what steps are taken to supervise such transfers of information (i) in general, (ii) to a private sector company and (iii) to an entity outside of UK legal jurisdiction.

Confidential patient information is not transferred outside of the National Health Service unless there are strong legitimate and appropriate reasons to do so. Aggregated data may be made publicly available by organisations through their publication schemes as required under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Any data transfer to the public or private sector, inside or outside the United Kingdom, aggregated or personal information, is subject to strict process and procedure and the legal obligations set out in privacy legislation including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the obligations set out by the National Data Guardian and the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality. In addition, from 1 January 2021, the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies in the UK in place of the GDPR.

Any use of NHS data that is not already in the public domain must have an explicit aim to improve the health and wellbeing of citizens or to improve how the NHS operates. This would include, for instance, research by universities, clinical audits and clinical trials by pharmaceutical companies.

Nadine Dorries
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
12th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on access to medical cannabis following disruption of supplies after the end of the transition period.

The Department, supported by the British Embassy to The Hague, has reached an agreement with the Dutch Government to allow the continued supply of Bedrocan oils, a form of unlicensed medicinal cannabis, against United Kingdom prescriptions for existing patients until 1 July 2021. The medicines supply chain has ensured that there continues to be good supply of licensed and unlicensed cannabis-based medicines after the transition period.

The Written Ministerial Statement of 26 January (HCWS734) provided an update on action taken by the Government on supply from the Netherlands and next steps to establish a more permanent solution.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government's support for the transformation of the Colombian National Police includes a disestablishment from the Colombian Ministry of Defence as called for by human rights organisations in that country.

The internal structures of the Colombian Government and state are a matter for that Government.

Wendy Morton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
20th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make a statement in response to the reported human rights abuses committed by the national police during protests in Colombia in April and May 2021.

The UK supports the right of all Colombians to protest peacefully, and the right to peaceful assembly and association must be guaranteed. I reiterated this message via social media on 6 May, which followed up on similar public messaging from our Embassy in Bogotá on 4, 5, and 7 May.

Colombia is a UK 'Human Rights Priority Country,' and we have raised our concerns with the relevant state actors in Colombia since protests began. Most recently, I spoke with acting Foreign Minister Adriana Mejía on 14 May to express my concerns, and welcome Colombia's commitment to transparent investigations into allegations of abuse.

Wendy Morton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
18th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 5 March 2021 from the hon. Member for Rochdale on the Counter-Daesh Update.

A reply was sent to the hon. Member on 21 May.

James Cleverly
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
3rd Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to pursue the ambition of free and fair elections in Belarus since November 2020; and what assessment he has made of the effect of controls on the capacity of the Government in Belarus to raise capital using (a) the London Stock Exchange and (b) other UK financial institutions.

The UK is working with our international partners to promote a political settlement in Belarus, which is acceptable to the Belarusian people. We continue to put pressure on the regime through sanctions, including on economic actors, and raising our concerns in international fora, including the OSCE, the UN Human Rights Council and informal Arria-formula meetings of the UN Security Council. We are supporting and promoting the democratic and political rights of the Belarusian people, through increased funding to civil society organisations, including independent media. On 1 February, the Foreign Secretary expressed the UK's support for new elections in his call with the opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. The UK is one of the largest shareholders in the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The Bank has announced it will not support further Belarusian sovereign projects. Like the EBRD, we remain committed to supporting investment into the Belarusian economy where it supports the Belarusian people. Controls on the UK financial markets and institutions falls within the mandate of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Wendy Morton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
2nd Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the UK Government is taking to tackle the humanitarian harm caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

In August 2020 HMG published the UK's approach to the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The paper summarises the UK's Protection of Civilians activity in seven UK commitment areas including: ensuring respect for International Humanitarian Law in UK military operations; political engagement; strengthening accountability; and humanitarian action.

James Cleverly
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
22nd Jun 2021
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the support available to businesses in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Throughout the pandemic, the Government has sought to protect people’s jobs and livelihoods while also supporting businesses and public services across the UK.

We have put in place an economic package of support totalling £352 billion through the furlough and self-employed income support schemes, support for businesses through grants and loans, business rates and VAT relief.

At the Budget, the Chancellor extended this package of economic support to accommodate even the most cautious view about the time it might take to exit restrictions and to provide certainty and continuity to business. The Government continues to keep all impacts and policies under review.

Steve Barclay
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
16th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has published for people who have not yet received the Aspen card.

If a service user is eligible for asylum support and a payment card but has not received their card, they have been advised this should be reported to Migrant Help as per the existing published process and guidance for service user concerns or issues.

Migrant Help will forward the concern onto the relevant operational team to investigate and action a replacement card, if needed, as well as issue an Emergency Cash Payment (ECP) to cover the period until the card arrives and is activated.

Service users can also contact their accommodation provider who have been instructed to reach out to service users known to not have activated their cards. Through these checks, accommodation providers are actively ensuring service users have both received their card and activated accordingly as well as self-authorise ECPs accordingly.

Finally, service users can also reach out to any third sector representatives/voluntary sector partners to escalate an issue on their behalf. Third sector colleagues have a direct escalation route to Home Office teams where they can direct issues (such as the need for replacement cards and issuing ECPs to service users) for Home Office colleagues to investigate and action.

The vast majority of service users have now received their new Aspen card, activated it and have been using it successfully since the service went live on Monday 24th May 2021.

Numbers are fluid as activation numbers continue to increase on a daily basis as well as having new eligible asylum seekers coming into the system over the same period of time.

We are proactively working with partners to ensure any eligible service users receive their new Aspen card and activate it successfully. In the interim, Emergency Cash Payments (ECPs) are being provided to support their critical needs.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
16th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information she holds on the progress on the roll-out of the Aspen card; and what percentage of those planned to receive that card have received it to date.

If a service user is eligible for asylum support and a payment card but has not received their card, they have been advised this should be reported to Migrant Help as per the existing published process and guidance for service user concerns or issues.

Migrant Help will forward the concern onto the relevant operational team to investigate and action a replacement card, if needed, as well as issue an Emergency Cash Payment (ECP) to cover the period until the card arrives and is activated.

Service users can also contact their accommodation provider who have been instructed to reach out to service users known to not have activated their cards. Through these checks, accommodation providers are actively ensuring service users have both received their card and activated accordingly as well as self-authorise ECPs accordingly.

Finally, service users can also reach out to any third sector representatives/voluntary sector partners to escalate an issue on their behalf. Third sector colleagues have a direct escalation route to Home Office teams where they can direct issues (such as the need for replacement cards and issuing ECPs to service users) for Home Office colleagues to investigate and action.

The vast majority of service users have now received their new Aspen card, activated it and have been using it successfully since the service went live on Monday 24th May 2021.

Numbers are fluid as activation numbers continue to increase on a daily basis as well as having new eligible asylum seekers coming into the system over the same period of time.

We are proactively working with partners to ensure any eligible service users receive their new Aspen card and activate it successfully. In the interim, Emergency Cash Payments (ECPs) are being provided to support their critical needs.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
8th Feb 2021
What steps she is taking to tackle the grooming of children and young people.

On the 22 January, the Government published the Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy, which sets out a system-wide response to all forms of child sexual abuse.

The strategy details the government’s work to tackle child grooming, including supporting local prevention initiatives, piloting innovative approaches to law enforcement, and work to improve data on the characteristics of offending.

Victoria Atkins
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
28th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Rochdale of 11 November 2020, on the deportations of members of the Rochdale Grooming Gang.

I apologise for the delay. The Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts will respond shortly.

Chris Philp
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
24th May 2021
What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on improving the transition of armed forces personnel into employment.

Improving and recognising the employability of our Service leavers is a personal priority. All personnel have access to the Career Transition Partnership for two years before and after discharge - over 84% of Service leavers find employment within six months. But we go further, working across Government, we have launched an interview scheme and a national insurance holiday for employers. I will shortly be writing to cross-Government colleagues to continue this work throughout 2021 and beyond.

Leo Docherty
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)
2nd Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's policy is on endorsing an international Political Declaration to avoid the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

The final version of the Political Declaration has not yet been published.

James Heappey
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence)
21st Sep 2020
When the Government plans to publish the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.

The Integrated Review will remain closely aligned with the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), to ensure that ambition, capabilities and budgets can be closely coordinated.

Both will publish later in the year. At its heart the Integrated Review is about developing the capabilities we need to meet the threats we face.

Ben Wallace
Secretary of State for Defence
20th Jan 2021
What progress he has made on bringing forward legislative proposals on dealing with legacy issues in Northern Ireland.

This Government has been clear that it will bring forward legislation to address the legacy of the Troubles that focuses on reconciliation, delivers for victims, and ends the cycle of investigations that is not working for anyone.

While the challenges presented by the pandemic have affected progress, work on this - including engagement with key stakeholders - continues to take place, and we remain committed to moving forward as quickly as possible.

Robin Walker
Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)
24th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 15 January 2020, Official Report, column 1020, what the Government's definition is of vexatious prosecutions; and how legislative proposals will prevent vexatious or unfair prosecutions of veterans who served in Northern Ireland.

The Government is committed to reforming the current legacy system in Northern Ireland in a way which provides reconciliation for victims and greater certainty for veterans. Nobody who has served in our armed forces should be subject to unfair prosecution in cases where no new evidence has been provided.

3rd Feb 2021
What steps the Government is taking to support the manufacturing industry in Wales.

We have provided over 2.7 billion pounds in direct support to businesses in Wales, and our Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution will mobilise 12 billion pounds of government investment to stimulate manufacturing across the UK. We have also extended the 1 million pounds annual investment allowance to stimulate investment in UK manufacturing.

David T C Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Wales Office)