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Lord Newby

Liberal Democrat - Life peer

1 APPG membership (as of 14 Jul 2021)
Transport Across the North
1 Former APPG membership
Islamic Finance
Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords)
16th May 2012 - 5th Nov 2019
Liaison Committee (Lords)
12th Oct 2016 - 29th Oct 2019
Finance Committee (Lords)
1st Sep 2016 - 27th Oct 2016
Liberal Democrat Lords Chief Whip
27th May 2015 - 13th Sep 2016
Administration and Works Committee (Lords)
16th May 2012 - 31st Aug 2016
Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)
9th May 2012 - 7th May 2015
Lords Spokesperson (HM Treasury) (Whip)
9th May 2012 - 7th May 2015
Refreshment Committee (Lords)
20th Jun 2012 - 30th Mar 2015
Joint Committee on Security
9th May 2012 - 30th Mar 2015
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
24th Jan 2002 - 30th Mar 2015
Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee
19th Nov 2014 - 24th Dec 2014
Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee)
20th Jul 2011 - 13th Dec 2011
Economic Affairs Committee
28th Jun 2001 - 20th Nov 2003
Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England
7th Dec 1998 - 11th May 2001


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 31st August 2021
11:00
Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 14th September 2021
11:30
Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 19th October 2021
11:30
Division Votes
Thursday 10th June 2021
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 72 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 104 Noes - 241
Speeches
Tuesday 13th July 2021
Procedure and Privileges

My Lords, I echo the comments of the Leader of the House and others about the way in which the …

Written Answers
Tuesday 1st June 2021
Infrastructure: Carbon Emissions
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the proposed Planning Bill contains provisions to require …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 8th June 2016
Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) Bill [HL] 2016-17
First reading took place on 8 June. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey …
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Newby has voted in 160 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
Baroness Smith of Basildon (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office, Constitutional and Devolved issues)
(26 debate interactions)
Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Conservative)
Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal
(21 debate interactions)
Lord Judge (Crossbench)
(7 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Leader of the House
(33 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(6 debate contributions)
Home Office
(4 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Newby, 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 Newby has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Newby has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

8 Bills introduced by Lord Newby

Introduced: 13th September 2012

To make provision for public service pension schemes; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 25th April 2013 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 3rd March 2015

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 26th March 2015 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 17th July 2014

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 12th February 2015 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 14th October 2014

A Bill to make provision in connection with the taxation of pensions.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 17th December 2014 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 21st June 2012

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 19 December. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 19th December 2012 and was enacted into law.


This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 8th March 2012 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 5th September 2012

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 31st October 2012 and was enacted into law.


First reading took place on 8 June. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.The 2016-2017 session of Parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision for the sale of adjustable focus spectacles.


Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 8th June 2016

Lord Newby 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
17th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend their road transport infrastructure policy to require that they take account of (1) the UK's commitments under the Paris Agreement, and (2) the commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The Government is satisfied that plans for road infrastructure are consistent with Net Zero and the UK's commitments under the Paris Agreement, matters which we keep under consideration. The upcoming Transport Decarbonisation Plan will set out a credible and ambitious pathway to deliver transport’s contribution to carbon budgets and meeting net zero by 2050.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
28th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, if Nightingale Hospital beds in (1) Manchester, (2) Sunderland, and (3) Harrogate are used to maximum capacity, how many (a) nurses would be required, (b) at what grade would these nurses have to be qualified, and (c) how many nurses are currently employed by the NHS.

As part of their comprehensive activation plans, each Nightingale team has been developing a clinical model that can be scaled up as and when additional capacity is required in the region. This ensures that the right skill mix of staff will be available from National Health Service trusts in the region and via NHS Professionals and through direct recruitment if required.

There are 295,193 full time equivalent nurses currently employed by the NHS in England.

Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
28th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government if Nightingale Hospital beds in (1) Manchester, (2) Sunderland, and (3) Harrogate are used to maximum capacity, how many (a) doctors would be required, (b) at what grade would these doctors have to be qualified, and (c) how many doctors are currently employed by the NHS.

As part of their comprehensive activation plans, each Nightingale team has been developing a clinical model that can be scaled up as and when additional capacity is required in the region. This ensures that the right skill mix of staff will be available from National Health Service trusts in the region and via NHS Professionals and through direct recruitment if required.

There are 120,607 full time equivalent doctors currently employed by the National Health Service in England.

Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
19th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their planning assumptions for the maximum number of critical care beds that will be required for COVID-19 patients in Nightingale Hospitals in (1) Manchester, (2) Sunderland, and (3) Harrogate.

The maximum number of Nightingale beds in Manchester is 633, in Sunderland it is 460 and in Harrogate it is 495 beds.

These numbers will augment existing critical care beds in each region to provide surge capacity.

All Nightingale hospitals have the ability to care for ventilated patients, however, clinical models can adapt to local need. The local clinical leaders will plan how to use the Nightingale capacity based on local conditions, considering the needs of all patients requiring National Health Service care.

Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
17th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the proposed Planning Bill contains provisions to require the impact of any new infrastructure proposal to be assessed against the ability to achieve the UK's net-zero carbon emissions target.

National planning policies already recognise the importance of sustainable development, and make clear that reducing carbon emissions should be considered in plan and decision making. The Government is considering how the planning system can further support our commitment to reaching net zero, including through the planning reform programme and the forthcoming Planning Bill. Our response to the Planning for the Future White Paper, setting out next steps on these reforms, will be published in due course.

Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State (Home Office)