Lord Morris of Aberavon

Labour Peer

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  • Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve 20 Feb 2019

    My Lords, I do not know how often we debate the consequences of the Bill of Rights 1688, but, as the noble Earl said, this is one of them. The Bill prohibited a standing army without the consent of Parliament—a reaction, I suspect, to Cromwell’s stewardship. When I was a young MP, we had an annual Army Act, which provided an opportunity to raise any issue concerning the Armed Forces. It...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes: Medical Equipment 13 Feb 2019

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement in November 2018 that they intend to centrally fund Freestyle Libre glucose flash monitors, what plans they have to widen access to other diabetes technologies.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: ICT 6 Feb 2019

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answers by Lord Keen of Elie (HL Deb, col 706) and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice (HC Deb, col 248) on 23 January, whether there are penalty clauses in the contractual arrangements with their IT system supplier; and if so, what are the effects of such clauses.

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Labour Peer

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, Procedure Committee (Lords) (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Queen's Counsel.
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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