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Lord Lennie

Labour - Life peer

Became Member: 22nd September 2014

Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Net Zero)

(since February 2023)

Lord Lennie is not a member of any APPGs
2 Former APPG memberships
Golf, Social Integration
Opposition Whip (Lords)
1st Oct 2016 - 26th Oct 2023
Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade)
18th May 2021 - 20th Feb 2023


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Lennie has voted in 391 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 Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
(121 debate interactions)
Lord Teverson (Liberal Democrat)
(25 debate interactions)
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Legislation Debates
Energy Act 2023
(13,433 words contributed)
Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022
(4,652 words contributed)
Energy Prices Act 2022
(2,687 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

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


Lord Lennie has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

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


Latest 9 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
19th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of registered company insolvencies in England since March 2020, by the parliamentary constituency in which the company registered office was based.

The Insolvency Service publishes National Statistics on insolvency cases for England and Wales combined. It is not possible to identify accurately companies that traded within specific parliamentary constituencies before entering insolvency. The data used for insolvency statistics is compiled from information at Companies House. The registered office address for a company may not be representative of its trading location, and often it is changed upon insolvency to the address of the appointed Insolvency Practitioner dealing with the case. This means that some cases may be counted as being in the constituency of the insolvency practitioner rather than the constituency of the registered office of the company before it went into insolvency.

Subject to these caveats, the table provided as Annex A sets out the data on all registered company insolvencies from March 2020 to January 2021 (inclusive).

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
1st Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) personal confidentiality agreements, and (2) non-disclosure agreements, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has signed with stakeholders advising the COVID-19 roadmap taskforce on pubs and restaurants.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has not required personal confidentiality agreements or non-disclosure agreements with stakeholders involved in the pubs and restaurants taskforce.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
1st Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) personal confidentiality agreements, and (2) non-disclosure agreements, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has signed with stakeholders advising the COVID-19 roadmap taskforce on non-essential retail.

No personal confidentiality agreements or non-disclosure agreement have been signed with stakeholders advising the COVID-19 roadmap taskforce on non-essential retail.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
18th Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) personal confidentiality agreements, and (2) non-disclosure agreements, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has signed with (a) businesses, (b) individuals, and (c) third parties, advising the Department on its response to COVID-19. [T]

This information is not held centrally and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
17th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Office for Investment seeks investment from (1) companies, or (2) investors, who are operating in the (a) oil, (b) gas, and (c) coal, sectors.

The Office for Investment was launched in November 2020 as a small, agile team with the convening power to corral an all of government approach to unblocking barriers for the most high-impact, high-value investors and turning the UK’s investment aspirations into investable propositions.

The Office is working closely with the Department for International Trade’s Posts and Regions as well as other relevant government departments, to identify and secure major investment into the UK demonstrating the government’s ambition to be the best place in the world for investors.

The Office is pursuing investment opportunities that represent the greatest strategic value to the UK economy, and which align with the government’s priorities on levelling up and net zero. Inward investment is integral to the UK’s post-COVID response.

17th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much total investment has been secured by the Office for Investment since it was launched in 2020; and in which sectors this investment has been secured.

The Office for Investment was launched in November 2020 as a small, agile team with the convening power to corral an all of government approach to unblocking barriers for the most high-impact, high-value investors and turning the UK’s investment aspirations into investable propositions.

The Office is working closely with the Department for International Trade’s Posts and Regions as well as other relevant government departments, to identify and secure major investment into the UK demonstrating the government’s ambition to be the best place in the world for investors.

The Office is pursuing investment opportunities that represent the greatest strategic value to the UK economy, and which align with the government’s priorities on levelling up and net zero. Inward investment is integral to the UK’s post-COVID response.

17th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the (1) numbers, (2) names, and (3) countries of origin, of (a) businesses, and (b) investors, the Office for Investment has met with since it was launched in 2020.

The Office for Investment was launched in November 2020 as a small, agile team with the convening power to corral an all of government approach to unblocking barriers for the most high-impact, high-value investors and turning the UK’s investment aspirations into investable propositions.

The Office is working closely with the Department for International Trade’s Posts and Regions as well as other relevant government departments, to identify and secure major investment into the UK demonstrating the government’s ambition to be the best place in the world for investors.

The Office is pursuing investment opportunities that represent the greatest strategic value to the UK economy, and which align with the government’s priorities on levelling up and net zero. Inward investment is integral to the UK’s post-COVID response.

13th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to develop more resilient supply chains after the COVID-19 pandemic. [T]

Free trade and resilient supply chains through open markets will be crucial to the global economic recovery. That is why this Department is factoring-in critical supply chains into our COVID-19 strategy and response, working collaboratively with other government departments.

The Department will continue to work with business to build further resilience for the future. Alongside this, the United Kingdom will fight protectionism and unfair trade practices tirelessly, including through the G20 and in the WTO.

13th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to remove UK export bans on medicines introduced as a response to COVID-19.

There is no export ban on medicines. There are restrictions on exports by holders of a wholesale dealer licence of some medicines put on the United Kingdom market for UK patients. The restrictions have been in place since October 2019. They are aimed at stopping companies from diverting medicines, which have been put on the market for UK patients, to other markets. The restrictions do not apply to medicines manufactured and intended for other markets.

The restrictions are not a response to COVID-19. However, because of COVID-19 more medicines meet the criteria for listing. The restrictions currently apply to under 200 medicines which are in shortage or at risk of being in shortage in the UK. The list is under continual review and medicines will be removed when they no longer meet the criteria.