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A selection of Lord Morris of Aberavon’s votes
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Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
8 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 2 votes against, between 1997–2010.
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, in 1999.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Morris of Aberavon’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Morris of Aberavon’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, my comments will be brief. As a law officer, I had to take an interest and advise on many aspects of terrorism matters. We are debating a very narrow order, otherwise I would have raised questions following the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ report as far back as 2009-10 on special advocates, who I appointed for the first time. I chose them very carefully. The Joint Committee...
My Lords, I support the Bill and congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Pidding, on taking it over and moving this Second Reading so eloquently. I, too, pay tribute to Dame Cheryl Gillan, with whom, when she was Welsh Secretary, I spent a pleasant hour discussing Welsh affairs in her office, which I had occupied for six years. We should all take an interest in what happens in our prisons....
My Lords, justice delayed is justice denied. Is not the root cause of the delays the reduced finance that the Justice Department too speedily agreed to long before the pandemic? Have the Government given up on the alternatives that I have canvassed to speed up trials—for example, a reduction in the size of juries or trials of less serious offences decided by judges alone, with the consent...
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Entered the House of Lords on 4 July 2001
Previously MP for Aberavon until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Aberavon, 1959-2001. Secretary of State for Wales, 1974-79; opposition spokesman on legal affairs, 1979-81 and 1983-97; Attorney General, 1997-99. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 8 October 1959 — General election
Also represented Aberavon
Currently held offices
- Member, International Agreements Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Chair, EU Justice Sub-Committee (16 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
- Chair, EU Justice Sub-Committee (16 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
- Member, European Union Committee (15 Jul 2019 to 4 Jun 2020)
- Member, Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 15 Jul 2019)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (25 May 2016 to 28 Jan 2021)
- Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (17 Oct 2011 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (31 Mar 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)
- Member, Constitution Committee (22 Nov 2006 to 12 Nov 2009)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (26 Nov 2003 to 7 May 2005)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C (26 Jun 2001 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Attorney General (Law Officers) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
- Attorney General, Law Officers' Department (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
- Member, Standards in Public Life Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
- Member, Privileges Committee (18 Nov 1993 to 17 Oct 1996)
- Member, Privileges Committee (22 Nov 1988 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Member, Privileges Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)
- Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Jun 1983 to 2 Feb 1984)
- Shadow Attorney General (9 Jun 1983 to 1 May 1997)
- Shadow Attorney General (3 May 1979 to 1 Jul 1981)
- Secretary of State for Wales (5 Mar 1974 to 4 May 1979)
- Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Defence Equipment) (6 Apr 1968 to 18 Jan 1970)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Transport) (1 Apr 1966 to 6 Apr 1968)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Power) (25 Oct 1964 to 31 Mar 1966)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 May 2001.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
14 October 2000, hospitality provided by CORUS PLC
on visit to Welsh National Opera, Cardiff. (Registered 30 October 2000)
19 April 2001, gift of glass decanters from Neath/Port Talbot Council. (Registered 6 May 2001)
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