October 9: Attended National Day celebrations at the Taiwan Representative Office in London with nine other Parliamentarians. See more on the British-Taiwanese All-Party Group website.

October 13: Was one of 24 Labour peers who voted against the Government on 42 days' detention. See Hansard source.

October 14: Attended a cross-party meeting of Project Heathrow Watch, in Portcullis House, called to co-ordinate efforts to resist the expansion of Heathrow.

In the photograph (from L to R) are Lord Faulkner of Worcester (Labour), Adam Afriyie MP (Conservative), John McDonnell MP (Labour), instigator of the focus group, Baroness Tonge (Liberal Democrat), and John Stewart (Chair of HACAN).