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Viscount Stansgate

Labour - Excepted Hereditary

Became Member: 15th July 2021


1 APPG membership (as of 30 May 2024)
Scientific
1 Former APPG membership
Artificial Intelligence
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
19th Jan 2022 - 30th May 2024
Bishop's Stortford Cemetery Bill [HL]
8th Jun 2023 - 7th Jul 2023


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Viscount Stansgate has voted in 369 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

8 Dec 2021 - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Viscount Stansgate voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Labour No votes vs 38 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 125 Noes - 162
9 Feb 2022 - Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill - View Vote Context
Viscount Stansgate voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 8 Labour Aye votes vs 67 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 120 Noes - 230
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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
Viscount Camrose (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
(27 debate interactions)
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
(25 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(21 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(33 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(29 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Elections Act 2022
(2,629 words contributed)
Powers of Attorney Act 2023
(2,606 words contributed)
Counsellors of State Act 2022
(1,715 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

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


Viscount Stansgate has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Viscount Stansgate 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
10th Feb 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Regency Act 1937.

The Government has no plans to amend the Regency Act.

Lord True
Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal
17th Jan 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government which, if any, prerogative powers have been removed using statute law; and on what occasions.

The Royal Prerogative is the residual power inherent in the Sovereign, and which is now exercised mostly on the advice of Ministers. It may be divided into the following broad categories: constitutional or personal prerogatives and prerogative executive powers.

The Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill, which is currently going through your Lordship’s House, will make the Royal Prerogative powers relating to the dissolution of Parliament and the calling of a new Parliament exercisable again, as if the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 had never been enacted. We have a sound legal basis for the position that prerogative powers can be revived, and there is no doubt on this question if this is made clear in statute. Clause 2 of the Bill makes the necessary express provision accordingly.

Parliament can and has legislated to modify, abolish, or supersede Royal Prerogative powers. It is rare that statutes abolish Royal Prerogative powers explicitly. It is, therefore, a matter of legal judgement whether a prerogative is abridged by implication.

Lord True
Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal
17th Jan 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government which, if any, prerogative powers have been restored using statute law; and on what occasions.

The Royal Prerogative is the residual power inherent in the Sovereign, and which is now exercised mostly on the advice of Ministers. It may be divided into the following broad categories: constitutional or personal prerogatives and prerogative executive powers.

The Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill, which is currently going through your Lordship’s House, will make the Royal Prerogative powers relating to the dissolution of Parliament and the calling of a new Parliament exercisable again, as if the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 had never been enacted. We have a sound legal basis for the position that prerogative powers can be revived, and there is no doubt on this question if this is made clear in statute. Clause 2 of the Bill makes the necessary express provision accordingly.

Parliament can and has legislated to modify, abolish, or supersede Royal Prerogative powers. It is rare that statutes abolish Royal Prerogative powers explicitly. It is, therefore, a matter of legal judgement whether a prerogative is abridged by implication.

Lord True
Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal
17th Jan 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government how they define a prerogative power.

The Royal Prerogative is the residual power inherent in the Sovereign, and which is now exercised mostly on the advice of Ministers. It may be divided into the following broad categories: constitutional or personal prerogatives and prerogative executive powers.

The Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill, which is currently going through your Lordship’s House, will make the Royal Prerogative powers relating to the dissolution of Parliament and the calling of a new Parliament exercisable again, as if the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 had never been enacted. We have a sound legal basis for the position that prerogative powers can be revived, and there is no doubt on this question if this is made clear in statute. Clause 2 of the Bill makes the necessary express provision accordingly.

Parliament can and has legislated to modify, abolish, or supersede Royal Prerogative powers. It is rare that statutes abolish Royal Prerogative powers explicitly. It is, therefore, a matter of legal judgement whether a prerogative is abridged by implication.

Lord True
Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal
3rd Nov 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision of Sir Jeremy Farrar not to participate in subsequent meetings of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies.

We can confirm that Sir Jeremy has stood down from the Covid SAGE activation. SAGE continues to provide the Government with independent expert scientific and technical advice.

Lord True
Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal
20th Jan 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in respect of the concerns raised by the aviation industry about the potentially dangerous effects of 5G networks on certain categories of aircraft.

We continue to monitor US Aviation industry concerns that the US 5G network could affect equipment onboard aircraft.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is leading on assessing any risks from the implementation of the UK 5G network on aviation safety, in conjunction with the Ministry of Defence, OFCOM, and industry stakeholders. The CAA has issued guidance to UK operators throughout the world on 5G status in other countries, including the US.

The UK CAA will continue to monitor the situation, and both my department and the CAA is in close contact with industry, the US Federal Aviation Administration, the EU Aviation Safety Agency and other stakeholders on this.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Secretary (HM Treasury)
16th May 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Allergy's UK's Patient Charter, published on 5 May; and what steps they will take to support it.

Whilst no formal assessment has been made, we have noted the Charter’s focus on quality standards of care, access to accurate information and equality.

Allergy services in England are commissioned through clinical commissioning groups to meet the needs of the local population. A small number of specialist allergy services for patients with rare and complex conditions are commissioned through NHS England and NHS Improvement’s specialised commissioning. The service specification specifies that centres provide equity of access to best practice standards for diagnosis and management, based on current national and international guidelines.

The Department and NHS England and NHS Improvement continue to engage with stakeholders to understand the needs of people with allergies and how services could be improved. This includes patient and public voice membership in NHS England and NHS Improvement’s clinical reference group which provides clinical advice and leadership on specialised immunology and allergy services.

15th Nov 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients; and what bodies were involved in any such assessment.

The Therapeutics Taskforce is monitoring data from clinical trials taking place worldwide to assess whether ivermectin is a safe and effective treatment for COVID-19. Ivermectin is not currently a licensed treatment for COVID-19 and evidence from clinical trials as a treatment for COVID-19 is inconclusive. This assessment is based on the views of the Therapeutics Taskforce, the UK COVID-19 Therapeutics Advisory Panel and the Research to access pathway for investigational drugs for COVID-19. This assessment is also consistent with the views of the World Health Organization, the Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency. We will continue to keep this assessment under review as more data becomes available from clinical trials, including the Government-funded PRINCIPLE clinical trial.

15th Nov 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government when COVID-19 booster vaccines will be recorded in the Covid Pass within the NHS app.

The NHS COVID Pass can now be used to demonstrate proof of a booster or third dose for outbound international travel. This is visible through the NHS App and NHS.UK within the NHS COVID Pass for Travel.