Lord Griffiths of Burry Port

Labour Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Suicide - Question 8 Sep 2020

    My Lords, these are unpropitious times for ordinary people. Lockdown has increased the incidence of loneliness and we are hearing more tales about domestic abuse. With the furlough scheme ending soon, we have worries about the world of work and joblessness. There are increased referrals for mental health problems, and the National Union of Students tells us about the well-being of students,...
  • Terezin Declaration - Question 27 Jul 2020

    My Lords, frequent reference has been made to “ongoing” bilateral discussions, and we must heed that and take it at face value. However, the general election in Poland has returned to power someone whose campaign proved consistently anti-German, anti-Jewish and anti-LGBTQ. Will the Minister let us know how easy it is, with a Government such as the present one, to have the kinds of...
  • Covid-19: Churches and Places of Worship - Question 9 Jul 2020

    My Lords, apart from cathedrals and larger parish churches, what about the ordinary street-corner churches? These offer community services, and in the case of the one I attend, concerts and cultural events, visits to care homes, accommodation for rough sleepers during the winter months, and art classes, with some 10% of the income it raises given away to charities. Will the Government...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 July 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: Superintendent Minister, Wesley's Chapel, London. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (14 Sep 2017 to 14 May 2020)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Wales) (14 Sep 2017 to 14 May 2020)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (21 Jun 2017 to 14 May 2020)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (9 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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