Lord Dubs

Alf Dubs

Alf Dubs



Address as

Lord Dubs

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3590
Fax: 020 7219 3981


Electoral history

Contested Cities of London and Westminster 1970 and Hertfordshire South February and October 1974 general elections. MP (Labour) for Battersea South 1979-83, for Battersea 1983-87. Contested Battersea 1987 and 1992 general elections

Parliamentary career

Opposition Spokesperson for Home Affairs 1983-87

Lords career

Opposition Whip 1995-97; Opposition Spokesperson for: The Environment (Health and Safety) 1996-97, Energy 1996-97; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (Minister for Environment and Agriculture) 1997-99; Chair Labour Party in Lords 2000-05

Party groups

Member, Co-operative Party

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Westminster City Council 1971-78; Chair, Westminster Community Relations Council 1972-77; Member, Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Area Health Authority 1975-78; Broadcasting Standards Council: Member 1988-94, Deputy Chairman 1994-97; Non-executive director, Pathfinder NHS Trust 1995-97

International bodies

Member, Executive Committee, Inter-Parliamentary Union, British Group

Political interests

Civil liberties, penal reform, race relations, immigration, health service, Ireland, human rights

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Dubs, of Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth 1994

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chairman, Code Panel, Association of Energy Suppliers

7: Overseas visits

Visit to the West Bank, 6-10 April 2011, as a member of a delegation from the Britain-Palestine All Party Parliamentary Group, organised by Council for Arab-British Understanding and funded by Sir Joseph Hotung Programme, which paid for travel fares, hotel accommodation and other expenses

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Elected Member, Executive Committee, Fabian Society

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chair, Road Safety Foundation (UK-registered charity)

Chair, Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (UK-registered charity)