Lord Morris of Aberavon

Former MP

Labour

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Recent appearances

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

    My Lords, I will confine myself to the legal process in the triggering of Article 50 and whether the rule of law—which the noble Lord, Lord Faulks, dealt with meaningfully—and the judiciary have been damaged. I do not dispute the individual’s right to litigate, nor the Government’s right to appeal. My concern is with the fall-out and the Government’s machinery...
  • IPP Prisoners - Question 20 Feb 2017

    My Lords, is it the lack of political will that is virtually interning these prisoners or the lack of resources of the Parole Board? If it is resources, will the Minister seek the help of the Treasury in carrying out a cost-benefit analysis of the cost of incarcerating these prisoners?
  • International Criminal Court - Question 8 Feb 2017

    My Lords, given that the Government of whom I was a member as Attorney-General played a major role in setting up this court, have Her Majesty’s Government expressed any views to individual countries proposing to leave its jurisdiction?

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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)
  • Shadow Attorney General (9 Jun 1983 to 1 May 1997)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Jun 1983 to 2 Feb 1984)
  • Member, Privileges Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)
  • 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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