Lord Rowlands

Former MP


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Recent appearances

  • Wales Bill - Report (2nd Day) 10 Jan 2017

    I apologise for interrupting the Minister but can he publish exactly which public bodies, which local authorities and which companies are going to pay this levy and what amounts they will pay?
  • Wales Bill - Report (2nd Day) 10 Jan 2017

    I shall speak to Amendment 74, proposed by the noble Lord, Lord Wigley, to continue to clarify the issue of the apprenticeship levy. I express my gratitude to the Minister for his letter on this issue in November, which was extremely informative and helpful. It spelt out how the Treasury was going to Barnettise the levy, which was very helpful, but I would like to press him a little more on...
  • Wales Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued) 14 Dec 2016

    But the Minister was not capable of telling us that, in fact, the Assembly had actually exercised these powers and actually had amended primary legislation and statutory instruments. He was not able to tell us that in Committee.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2004

Previously MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Labour Member of Parliamentfor Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election

Also represented Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney; Merthyr Tydfil; Cardiff North

Currently held offices

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (since 19 Jul 2017)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (25 May 2016 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Extradition Law Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 25 Feb 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (8 Jun 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 11 May 2001)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (14 Apr 1976 to 4 Jun 1979)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (12 Jun 1975 to 14 Apr 1976)
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary (Welsh Office) (7 Mar 1974 to 12 Jun 1975)
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary (Welsh Office) (13 Oct 1969 to 19 Jun 1970)


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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Rowlands’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 64.40% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 20 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 55 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
I occasionally receive payment for writing articles, broadcasting, opinion polls, etc.
6. Overseas visits
9-14 October 2000, to Taiwan at the invitation of the Taiwanese Government. (Registered 25 October 2000)

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