Lord Lea of Crondall

Non-affiliated - Life peer

Lord Lea of Crondall is not a member of any APPGs
5 Former APPG memberships
Africa, Arts and Heritage, British Museum, Faroe Islands, Greenland
Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee
19th Nov 2014 - 24th Dec 2014
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
13th Dec 2000 - 15th Jun 2005


Division Voting information

Lord Lea of Crondall has voted in 1139 divisions, and 4 times against the majority of their Party.

27 Feb 2017 - European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lea of Crondall voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 33 Labour Aye votes vs 53 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 136 Noes - 299
25 Jan 2010 - Equality Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lea of Crondall voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 15 Labour Aye votes vs 101 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 216 Noes - 178
7 Jul 2009 - Coroners and Justice Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lea of Crondall voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 39 Labour No votes vs 69 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 141 Noes - 194
11 May 2009 - Postal Services Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Lea of Crondall voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 14 Labour Aye votes vs 86 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 25 Noes - 228
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All Debates

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Sparring Partners
Lord Wallace of Saltaire (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
(40 debate interactions)
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(35 debate interactions)
Lord Henley (Conservative)
(34 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(68 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(60 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Lea of Crondall, 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 Lea of Crondall has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Lea of Crondall has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Lea of Crondall has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Lea of Crondall has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


13 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
1 Other Department Questions
16th Dec 2015
To ask Her Majesty’s Government for what reasons they have decided not to follow the guidance set out in Chapter 14 of the Cabinet Office Guide to Making Legislation in respect of the Trade Union Bill, and in particular the requirement in paragraph 14.10 to publish the final impact assessment "at the final proposal stage".

In line with the Cabinet Office guidance, we will publish a final impact assessment before enactment. The Government has already published consultation Impacts Assessments alongside the public consultations that support the overall package of reforms, as well as an equality impact assessment and will publish a further Impact Assessment on the Bill before Lords Committee.

2nd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to make changes in the 2021 Census to the questions on (1) religion, and (2) ethnicity, used in the 2011 Census of England and Wales; and if so, what any such changes are.

The Census (England) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/560) set out the questions for Census 2021 in England and include facsimiles of the paper questionnaires. The religion question is the same as that asked in the 2011 Census. For the ethnic group question, two substantive changes to the question used in 2011 have been made:

  • a new tick-box response option for ‘Roma’

  • a write-in option for those selecting ‘African background’ within the ‘Black, Black British, Caribbean or African’ high-level category.

People can still declare another religion or ethnicity, even if it is not a tick-box response option.

The parallel Census (Wales) Regulations 2020 were made by Welsh Ministers and laid before the Welsh Parliament.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
2nd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of people who responded to the questions on ethnicity in the 2011 Census of England and Wales by identifying as Arab when considering recommending appointments to the House of Lords.

The information requested is not centrally held. The House of Lords Appointments Commission is an independent and advisory non-departmental public body.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
12th Dec 2017
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the legal costs (1) incurred to date, and (2) likely to be incurred, in relation to the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry; and how much of those costs will be met by the public purse.

The Prime Minister has made clear that survivors, families of victims and local residents affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy will have government funding for legal representation. The Prime Minister’s notice of determination to the Inquiry, published on 22 August confirms this. The Inquiry will publish details of legal costs in due course.

4th Sep 2018
To ask Her Majesty's Government what responsibility, if any, they have for ensuring that comprehensive road maps of cities are available including details of no right turns.

Local authorities are responsible for managing their road networks, including implementing measures such as right turn bans. It is for them to ensure these and other traffic restrictions are properly signed on-street so that drivers are aware of them. Drivers are responsible for ensuring they follow the rules of the road and are not in breach of any restrictions.

The Department for Transport has no responsibility for producing road mapping. Commercial mapping companies are responsible for ensuring the maps they produce are accurate.

21st Jun 2018
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Sugg on 19 June, (HL Deb, col 1933), what new procedures the introduction of a "major road network from 2020" will encompass; and whether this will change the procedures in relation to the proposed Hickleys Corner underpass on the A31 in Farnham.

Last December the Department launched a consultation on ‘Proposals for the creation of a Major Road Network’ which closed on 19th March 2018.

Proposals included dedicating a portion of the National Roads Fund to invest in bypasses, road widening and other road improvements on the Major Road Network.

A formal consultation response will be published during summer 2018 prior to the launch of the Major Road Network (MRN) programme before the end of the year.

Once launched, it will be for the relevant local authority, working with other regional partners, to make the case for MRN funding for particular schemes. In the case of the proposed Hickleys Corner underpass on the A31 in Farnham, the relevant local authority is Surrey County Council.

8th Feb 2017
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To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 7 February (HL Deb, col 1592), and in the light of the report by the Office of Rail and Road on 2 February stating that Highways England is revising the plans about what capital projects it will define by 2020, whether the programme to dual-carriage the A1 north of Newcastle will start in 2020 and be completed on time and on budget by 2023.

As set out in the Road Investment Strategy (RIS) of December 2014, construction of the A1 dualling schemes between Morpeth and Ellingham is expected to start works in 2019-2020. This is subject to completion of statutory planning processes and continuing to demonstrate value for money.

The A1 in Northumberland programme will also benefit from a package of smaller scale junction improvements, overtaking lanes and pedestrian improvements north of Ellingham. These are planned to start construction in 2018 and this is also subject to completion of statutory planning processes and continuing to demonstrate value for money.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
8th Jan 2019
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement, published on 20 December 2018, constitutes a treaty for the purposes of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.

As outlined in the Explainer for the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement, published on the 20 December 2018 on the gov.uk website, it will be subject to the provisions of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 (CRaG).

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
22nd Nov 2017
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement made by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 November (HL Deb, col 46), what actions they are taking within the UN to ensure that action is taken to allow the immediate provision of supplies to Yemen; what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia regarding ending their blockade of Yemen; whether a timescale has been established for such action to be taken; and whether, given the UK's alliance with Saudi Arabia, they have any plans to review licences for arms supplies to that country.

The UK is deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation and calls for all parties to immediately provide unhindered commercial and humanitarian access. The Prime Minister met with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia during her visit to Riyadh on 29 November and was clear on the importance of a resolution to the conflict and humanitarian and commercial access to all of Yemen. The Foreign Secretary raised the urgency of the humanitarian situation with the Crown Prince on 23 November and has also spoken with the Secretary-General of the UN.

On 22 November, the Saudi-led Coalition announced that they would allow humanitarian flights and shipments to resume. We welcome progress towards reopening the ports in Hodeidah, Salif and Sana'a airport. A small number of humanitarian and commercial vessels have been able to berth at these ports. To prevent a humanitarian catastrophe, more needs to be done and quickly. The UK will continue pressing at the very highest levels for complete and unhindered commercial and humanitarian access to all of Yemen.

The UK Government takes its arms export licensing responsibilities very seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
18th Mar 2015
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the case for the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group to examine the ability of political parties to operate freely in Swaziland and for members elected as representatives of political parties to represent voters in Parliament, in line with the Commonwealth Charter.

We remain concerned about the lack of progress towards inclusive democracy and the deteriorating human rights situation in Swaziland. The UK is not a member of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG), but we continue to encourage all members of the Commonwealth, including members of CMAG, to ensure adherence to commitments made in the Commonwealth Charter. We also support the work of the Commonwealth’s Special Envoy to Swaziland, former Malawian President Bakili Muluzi, to promote democratic reform and political freedom in Swaziland.
6th Sep 2017
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure that the pound sterling does not fall below parity with the euro.

The UK has an inflation target, not an exchange rate target, and the government does not express a view on the level of the exchange rate. The value of sterling adjusts flexibly in response to economic conditions and market forces.

6th Sep 2017
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, if the UK were to remain in the EEA by joining EFTA after leaving the EU, the annual cost to the UK in terms of liabilities to the EU would remain the same as if the UK had remained in the EU; and if not, what is their estimate of the reduction or increase in that cost.

The arrangements for withdrawal from the EU, including any financial or subsequent trading arrangements with the EU, will be a matter for the withdrawal agreement as part of the Article 50 process. The UK government is committed to working with the EU to reach a fair arrangement for Britain’s exit and the best deal for UK taxpayers.

12th Dec 2017
To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided to local authorities to provide (1) temporary, and (2) permanent, accommodation for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire; and whether that support is expected to meet all the additional costs.

To date the government has committed to providing funding to Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) to provide the following support to those who have permanently lost their homes as a result of the fire:

  • Funding for the cost of hotel accommodation provided whilst offers of permanent and temporary accommodation are being made.

  • Funding to meet the rental costs and core utility bills in temporary and permanent accommodation once residents are able to leave hotels. This will ensure all residents will not pay rent or utility bills until July 1st 2019.

  • Additionally, my Department has made a further £6 million available to RBKC for use in supporting residents needs beyond housing. This is helping to fund food allowances, support for funeral expenses and other hardship payments where the council deem them appropriate.