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Lord Rowlands

Labour Peer

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A selection of Lord Rowlands's votes

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Recent appearances

  • 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...
  • 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?

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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, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)

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, 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 0 debates in the last year — below 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 60.55% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 56 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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