Lord Rowlands

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Democracy Denied (DPRRC Report) - Motion to Take Note 12 Jan 2023

    My Lords, it was my very good fortune to have served for four years, under the noble Lord’s chairmanship, on the Delegated Powers Committee. It is currently my good fortune to be serving on the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee under the chairmanship of the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson. As the noble Lord reminded me, I have been here rather a long time; I have seen some dozen Prime...
  • Subordinate Legislation: Transparency and Accountability - Question 21 Feb 2019

    My Lords, it has been a privilege to have served on this committee for a number of years; indeed, at various times I have chaired the committee and I was very much involved in the preparation of this report. As the Minister said, scrutinising statutory instruments can sometimes feel a rather remote, distant, especially technical thing to do, but one must never lose sight of the fact that a...
  • Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) 8 Jan 2019

    As a member of the Delegated Powers Committee, I specifically draw the Minister’s attention and the attention of the Committee to our paragraph 16, which states that: “The power to make adjustments is a very broad one with no restrictions”. We have very deep concerns about the powers proposed in the Bill. I hope, listening to the Minister, that he will address this issue and recognise...

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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, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 12 May 2022)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (19 Jul 2017 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • 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)

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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