Lord Anderson of Swansea

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  • Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 8 Sep 2017

    My Lords, we have had a series of remarkably well-informed speeches. I am always impressed by the reservoir of knowledge, experience and care shown in this House. Clearly, we are dealing with one of the major scourges of our time—a scourge which may well increase because of growing pressures. I was interested in the speech of my noble friend Lord Prescott, looking at the upstream...
  • House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 8 Sep 2017

    My Lords, I only wish that other noble Lords were prepared to give that same assurance. We might then indeed make some progress. As the wags say, this is déjà vu all over again. I was surprised when my noble friend Lord Grocott told me earlier that it is only the second time that he has introduced this Bill, as it seems to have recurred a number of times. I looked at what I said...
  • House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 8 Sep 2017

    I am not wholly sure that that is always the position in the House of Commons, and, given the smallness of the electorate, it is unlikely to be the case in the House of Lords. It is rumoured that there is in Whitehall an official book—a number of Members of your Lordships’ House have been officials—from which civil servants draw when they wish to block an initiative and...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 July 2005

Previously MP for Swansea East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Monmouth, 1966-1970 and Swansea East, 1974-2005. Opposition spokesman for foreign affairs, 1983-1992, on defence, 1993-1994 and Shadow Solicitor General, 1994-1995. Chairman, Foreign Affairs Select Committee, 1997-2005. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election

Also represented Swansea East; Monmouth

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Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) (11 May 2009 to 16 Jul 2009)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs: Entry Clearance Sub-Committee (25 Nov 1997 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (14 Jul 1997 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Solicitor General (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1996)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence, Disarmament and Arms Control) (1 Jan 1993 to 1 Jan 1994)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (26 Oct 1992 to 23 Feb 1994)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (13 May 1983 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jan 1983 to 1 Jan 1992)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (8 Dec 1981 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee (20 Nov 1981 to 13 May 1983)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (14 Dec 1979 to 20 Nov 1981)
  • Member, Environment Committee (3 May 1979 to 14 Dec 1979)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

6. Overseas visits
29 August-3 September 2004, to Norway with the British-Norwegian All-Party Parliamentary Group, which I chair, financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Registered 9 September 2004)
4-9 October 2004, to Morocco, at the invitation of their Speaker for the opening of Parliament by the King. All expenses paid for by the Moroccan Parliament. (Registered 11 October 2004)

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