Lord Anderson of Swansea

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Labour

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Recent appearances

  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (1st Day) 20 Feb 2017

    My Lords, it is always a pleasure to follow the much respected noble Lord, Lord Howell, as some 20 years ago I followed him in chairing the Foreign Affairs Committee in the other place. We live in strange times. This is a very short Bill but with momentous consequences. Consensual habits built over 45 years are to be set aside. Brexiteers argued for restoring national and parliamentary...
  • Brexit: Customs and Border Staff - Question 6 Feb 2017

    My Lords, if there is a range of options, there must surely be a range of costs—guestimates—available to the Government. What are they? Perhaps the Minister can help me but I cannot recall the costs used by the Brexiteers during the referendum campaign. Perhaps she can refresh my memory.
  • Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 27 Jan 2017

    We have not heard any mention of the principles on which the Government rest. Do they at least accept in principle that to give less weight to a woman in any adjudication is wrong?

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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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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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