Lord Hain

Labour Peer

@peterhain

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Recent appearances

  • Terrorism Act 2000 (Video Recording with Sound of Interviews and Associated Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2020 - Motion to Approve 10 Jul 2020

    My Lords I thank the noble Viscount, Lord Younger, for his reassuring explanation and for his courtesy as a Minister, and I am more than happy to support this order. In your Lordships’ House on Wednesday, I raised again the issue of the refusal—not the failure but the refusal—of the Northern Ireland Executive to fulfil their legal and moral obligations to implement the 2019 legislation...
  • Agriculture Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 29 9 Jul 2020

    My Lords, I particularly enjoyed the contribution of the noble Lord, Lord Greaves, who I have known for over 50 years, when he talked about his local bird life and the implications it has in this debate. I support Amendment 42 to Clause 1 in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, and others, which relates to whole-farm agroecological systems and organic farming. The pandemic has been a...
  • Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Section 75 — Designation of Public Authority) Order 2020 - Motion to Approve 8 Jul 2020

    My Lords, in thanking the Minister for his clear explanation, I note that one of the functions of the Independent Monitoring Authority that is the subject of this Motion is to “ensure that persons are not prevented from exercising their rights” under the citizens’ rights agreement post Brexit. I have no difficulty in supporting this Motion in relation to Section 75 designation;...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 November 2015

Previously MP for Neath until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 4 April 1991 — unknown

Also represented Neath

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Topics of interest

  • Wales
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Japan Tobacco International: Ministerial Policy Advisers
  • Japan Tobacco
  • Japan Tobacco International
  • Domestic Visits
  • Official Hospitality

Currently held offices

  • Member, COVID-19 Committee (since 11 Jun 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (12 May 2010 to 14 May 2012)
  • The Secretary of State for Wales (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (28 Jun 2007 to 24 Jan 2008)
  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (6 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (16 Jul 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (7 Jul 2003 to 16 Jul 2003)
  • Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal (12 Jun 2003 to 6 May 2005)
  • The Secretary of State for Wales (24 Oct 2002 to 24 Jan 2008)
  • Minister of State (Europe) (11 Jun 2001 to 24 Oct 2002)
  • Minister of State (Energy and Competitiveness in Europe) (25 Jan 2001 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (29 Jul 1999 to 24 Jan 2000)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Welsh Office) (6 May 1997 to 29 Jul 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 1996 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1996)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

1. Directorships
Non-executive director of Amara Mining PLC, 29-30 Cornhill, London EC3V 3NF; gold producer with portfolio of assets in West Africa.  I receive £31,500 with effect from 6 March 2013 and expenses for any associated travel and accommodation costs. Expected annual time commitment of 12 days.  (Registered 19 March 2013; updated 10 July 2013)
Advisory Board Member of Developing Market Associates Ltd, 1 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU; a social enterprise promoting investment and development, especially in Africa with agencies including the World Bank.  I receive £20,000 annually with effect from 3 June 2014. Expected annual time commitment of 12 days.  (Registered 23 June 2014)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Sunday Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT:
£1,650 received for article published in March 2014. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 9 April 2014)
Received £1,500 from University of South Wales, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, for preparing and delivering two student sessions. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 11 June 2014)
£1,000 received from Clive Conway Productions Ltd, 32 Grove Street, Oxford OX2 7JT, for speaking to the Cathedral Quarter Festival, Belfast. Hours: 2 days including return travel. (Registered 2 July 2014)
Received £15,000 from the University of Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP for preparing and delivering teaching sessions and public lectures. Hours: 20 days. (Registered 17 July 2014)
Received £4,000, plus flights and accommodation, from the Civil Service College Ltd, 25 Queen Anne’s Gate St James’s Park London SW1H 9BU, for lectures to the Political Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, 23-28 July 2014. Hours: 8 days. (Registered 4 November 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 9 April 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: The Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association
Address of donor: Motor Sports House, 1 Riverside Park, Colnbrook SLG 0HK
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for British Grand Prix 6 July 2014, value £962
Date of receipt of donation: 6 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 6 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration 1344829
(Registered 21 July 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Partner in Haywood Hain LLP, London; business consultancy. (Registered 7 January 2013)

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