Lord Jones

Labour Peer

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 July 2001

Previously MP for Alyn and Deeside until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Alyn and Deeside, 1983-2001 and for Flint East, 1970-83. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, 1974-79; Opposition spokesman on employment, 1980-83; Opposition spokesman on Wales, 1983-92. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Also represented Alyn and Deeside; Flint East; Flintshire East

Currently held offices

  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (since 22 Feb 2022)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (since 2 Feb 2022)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 11 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee ( 8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Extradition Law Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 25 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill [HL] Committee (28 Oct 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Draft Communications Data Bill (Joint Committee) (28 Jun 2012 to 28 Nov 2012)
  • Member, Draft Communications Data Bill (Joint Committee) (28 Jun 2012 to 28 Nov 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (13 Nov 2007 to 15 May 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (26 Nov 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (13 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Secretary of State ( 1 Jul 1988 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (11 Jun 1983 to 11 Jun 1987)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee ( 3 May 1979 to 15 Nov 1982)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Welsh Office) ( 7 Mar 1974 to 4 May 1979)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Civil Nuclear Road Map - Statement 15 Jan 2024

    My Lords, the Minister will know of the great contribution made to the generation of nuclear power by the plants of Trawsfynydd, in the magnificent landscape of old Meirionnydd, and Wylfa on Ynys Môn, Môn Mam Cymru, or Anglesey. Can he give any encouragement today to people who wish to see further generation at the Trawsfynydd plant and the renewal of energy production at Wylfa? Does he...
  • King’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) 13 Nov 2023

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the always insightful noble Viscount, Lord Waverley. On rail, huge interest has been shown in north Wales in the Prime Minister’s conference pledge to invest £1 million in the north Wales coastline. Will the Minister repeat the guarantee that this money shall be forthcoming? To spend well on the north Wales rail system, we must urgently have money to...
  • Mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, Recall Petitions and Referendums (Ballot Secrecy, Candidates and Undue Influence) Regulations 2023 - Motion to Approve 18 Oct 2023

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Mott, for his helpful and detailed introduction. Paragraph 2.1 on page 1 of the Explanatory Memorandum reflects the complexities of modern democratic citizenship. Its last sentence must be welcomed; it is a definite no to undue influence. Likewise, it is interesting to note in the Explanatory Note “the amended candidacy rights for EU citizens...

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Last updated: 14 May 2001.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI. (£1-£1,000). Payments given to local charities.
Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. (£1-£1,000). Payments given to local organisations.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
18 October 2000, my wife and were guests of BAe Systems at the Opera House, Covent Garden. (Registered 19 October 2000)

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