Lord Murphy of Torfaen

Labour Peer

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  • Irish Border: Checks and Customs Arrangements - Statement 1 Oct 2019

    My Lords, if there is an ounce of truth in the reports today that the Government’s technical non-paper, or indeed a real paper, dealing with the Irish border is suggesting physical infrastructure or indeed anything that currently does not exist at the border, does the Minister accept that that could compromise the Good Friday agreement, that it flies in the face of the joint declaration of...
  • Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointment Functions) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve 9 Sep 2019

    My Lords, this is a short debate and an important one. The Opposition will support the Government on the regulations, for obvious reasons, because appointments in Northern Ireland could not be made unless we did. But the Minister must be aware from the tone of the contributions made in the past hour that this debate is really about the restoration of the institutions in Northern Ireland. In a...
  • Trade Unions - Motion to Take Note 18 Jul 2019

    It is always a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Lane-Fox, who made a wonderfully relevant and important contribution to this debate—as did my noble friend Lord Jordan when he opened this debate with a very important speech. He referred particularly to the ILO, and by chance I was in Versailles yesterday. I had forgotten that, as well as the peace settlement in 1919, the...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 November 2015

Previously MP for Torfaen until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Torfaen

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Wales
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Devolution
  • Constituencies: Wales
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Afghanistan
  • Offenders: Fines

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (26 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (25 Nov 2015 to 26 Nov 2015)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Wales (25 Jan 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (11 Jul 2005 to 29 Jan 2008)
  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (24 Oct 2002 to 6 May 2005)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (30 Jul 2001 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • The Secretary of State for Wales (29 Jul 1999 to 24 Oct 2002)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (1 May 1997 to 29 Jul 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Nov 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jul 1995 to 1 Nov 1995)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Wales) (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1994)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 20 Mar 1989)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Address of donor: 39 Eccleston Sq, London SW1V 1BX
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: An educational allowance of £4,884 and accommodation will be provided for an intern in my parliamentary office for 10 months: October 2012–July 2013
(b) Date of receipt: 20 September 2012
(b) Date of acceptance: 3 October 2012
(b) Donor status: Registered charity
(b) (Registered 21 November 2012)

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