Liam Byrne

Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

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Recent appearances

  • Post Office Board and Governance 28 Feb 2024

    I am grateful to the Minister for joining us for most of the five hours of hearings yesterday, but he will know as well as I do that what we saw yesterday was complete chaos at the top of the Post Office, when what we needed was a clarity of purpose about paying redress fast and fairly. Not a single witness yesterday said that they were satisfied with the speed of any one of the three...
  • Post Office Horizon: Compensation and Legislation 26 Feb 2024

    May I put on record my gratitude to the Minister for the speed and attention he is paying to this issue? The bottom line, however, is that redress is too slow and the offers are too low. Papers that the Select Committee is publishing this afternoon show that at the core of the problem is a toxic culture of disbelief of sub-postmasters, which still persists at the top of the Post Office....
  • Post Office Horizon: Compensation and Legislation 26 Feb 2024

    May I put on record my gratitude to the Minister for the speed and attention he is paying to this issue? The bottom line, however, is that redress is too slow and the offers are too low. Papers that the Select Committee is publishing this afternoon show that at the core of the problem is a toxic culture of disbelief of sub-postmasters, which still persists at the top of the Post Office....

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Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Entered the House of Commons on 15 July 2004 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

Liam Byrne campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Universal Credit
  • Students: Loans
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Work Programme
  • Housing Benefit

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 15 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Liaison Sub-Committee on Scrutiny of Strategic Thinking in Government (since 19 Dec 2023)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Business and Trade Committee (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Business and Trade Committee (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-Committee on National Policy Statements (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Business and Trade Sub-Committee on National Security and Investment (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Business and Trade Sub-Committee on National Security and Investment (since 18 Oct 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill Committee (19 Oct 2022 to 29 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (25 Jan 2022 to 27 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee ( 5 Jan 2022 to 28 Nov 2023)
  • Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy) (17 Jul 2017 to 10 Apr 2020)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) ( 7 Oct 2013 to 12 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (20 Jan 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) ( 8 Oct 2010 to 20 Jan 2011)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury ( 6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster ( 3 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (HM Treasury) (also in the Home Office) (25 Jan 2008 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands) (29 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration) (28 Jun 2007 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration and Asylum) ( 9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality) (22 May 2006 to 8 May 2007)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) ( 5 May 2006 to 22 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (22 Feb 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Feb 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Head of Zeus – UK, 5-8 Hardwick Street, London EC1R 4RG:
12 April 2023, received £2,500 as a further advance for a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 21 June 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The Eleanor Cook Foundation
Address of donor: Suite 1110, 150 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, NC 27601 USA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Transport (£2,586.91), hotel (£580) and food and subsistence (£400), total value £3,566.91
Destination of visit: Kenya
Dates of visit: 13-17 February 2023
Purpose of visit: To demonstrate the impact UK Aid has in communities in Kenya.
(Registered 27 February 2023)
Name of donor: UK Committee for UNICEF
Address of donor: 1 Westfield Avenue, Stratford, London E20 1HZ
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £1,580.52, accommodation £320, food and other hospitality £300; total value £2,200.52
Destination of visit: Addis Ababa, Arba Mintch, Yabello and Dubluk, Ethiopia
Dates of visit: 3-6 April 2023
Purpose of visit: To join a parliamentary delegation observing the malnutrition crisis unfolding in the Horn of Africa and UNICEF’s programmatic work there.
(Registered 18 April 2023)
Name of donor: The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund
Address of donor: 66 avenue d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, France
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Flights (£1,599); accommodation (£1,598); estimate of sundries (£127), total value £3,324
Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA
Dates of visit: 9-13 April 2023
Purpose of visit: In my capacity as Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and international Monetary Fund, to attend the organisations Spring Meetings.
(Registered 15 May 2023)
Name of donor: The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund
Address of donor: 66 avenue d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, France
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Flights £732; accommodation £557; estimate of sundries £100, total value £1,389
Destination of visit: Rabat and Marrakech, Morocco
Dates of visit: 4-8 June 2023
Purpose of visit: In my capacity as Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and international Monetary Fund, to attend a field trip in advance of annual meetings to be held in Morocco in October 2023.
(Registered 03 July 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
From 2 May 2019 until 4 January 2023, a Trustee (unpaid) of the Birmingham Museums and Arts Trust. (Registered 07 August 2019; updated 03 March 2023)

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