Lord Wigley

Former MP

Plaid Cymru

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  • Brexit: Creative Industries - Question 18 Oct 2017

    My Lords, I declare an interest by way of my family involvement with the creative industries. May I pursue the thread of the previous question? The richness of the performing industries comes from their diversity—one thinks particularly of music—and the wealth and range of talent that has been brought over to the countries of these islands from continental Europe. Is there not a...
  • Brexit: Agriculture and Farm Animal Welfare (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 17 Oct 2017

    My Lords, I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Vaux of Harrowden, on his polished maiden speech and wish him well in the House. I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, for introducing this report. I should declare an interest by way of ownership of six acres of farmland—not one of the biggest estates in the land—and as a member of the Farmers Union of Wales. I want to...
  • Nuclear Energy: Small Modular Reactor - Question 12 Oct 2017

    My Lords, does the Minister understand that the ongoing delays with the SMR decision are not only critical to the companies involved but to possible locations for the SMRs. For example, the Trawsfynydd location, which has been decommissioned for 20 years, has been identified as a possible location for SMRs, but that brings in a planning blight for other developments while this is still in...

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Plaid Cymru Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 January 2011

Previously MP for Caernarfon until 14 May 2001 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Caernarfon; Caernarvon

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Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (since 17 Oct 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee (16 May 2013 to 6 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (25 Jul 1997 to 16 Dec 1997)
  • Leader and Party President, Plaid Cymru (1 Jan 1991 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)
  • Leader and Party President, Plaid Cymru (1 Jan 1981 to 1 Jan 1984)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Occasional television and radio items and press articles.
Elected member of the National Assembly for Wales.
Leader, Plaid Cymru, the second largest party in the National Assembly for Wales, (not drawing salary).
Weekly column in the News of the World. (£15,001-£20,000)
8. Land and Property
Six acres of land adjacent to home at Bontnewydd, Caernarfon.
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Non-executive director of Gwernafalau Cyf. (unpaid).

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