Lord Griffiths of Burry Port

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Health and Social Care Levy Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) 11 Oct 2021

    My Lords, it is with some trepidation that I add my voice to those who have spoken already on this matter. Some of the speeches will live with me for a very long time, in the way that the case has been put and the evidence put forward, and it seems almost recondite for someone like me to add to the detail. I want to come at it from the point of view of social care but also, perhaps...
  • Social Care Funding: Intergenerational Impact - Question for Short Debate 16 Sep 2021

    My Lords, I am very happy to follow that intervention. I recognise its accuracy and pointedness, but I cannot feel—yet anyway —that this is an either/or, although certainly the question of poverty runs through our society and needs to be addressed radically. However, “intergenerational” clearly means a lot more to me than it does to the noble Lord who preceded me. It raises a lot of...
  • Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 10 Sep 2021

    My Lords, I add my thanks to the noble Baroness, Lady Ludford, for bringing this to our attention. Even though there is major legislation on the way, these things cannot be handled too frequently and with greater urgency. It is the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and displaced persons. It was endorsed fulsomely by the Labour Government at...

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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)

Currently held offices

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)

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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