Lord Layard

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

  • Covid-19: Economy - Motion to Consider 4 Jun 2020

    My Lords, the huge danger that we face is mass long-term unemployment. Once that takes root, it is extremely difficult to reduce it. It kills the human spirit but also of course costs the Exchequer a lot of money. However, there is a well-tested way to prevent it, which is an active labour market policy. Instead of paying people money for doing nothing, we pay employers to employ them to do...
  • Well-being - Motion to Take Note 12 Mar 2020

    My Lords, I really welcome this debate and congratulate the noble Baroness on securing it. As she said, this is a timely moment to consider the fundamental question of what the objective of government is, because that should be reflected in the spending review. In my view, the well-being of the people is the only really sensible objective. As Thomas Jefferson said: “The care of human life...
  • Coronavirus - Statement 12 Mar 2020

    My Lords, if we look abroad, especially to Japan and China, it is clearly not as inevitable as the Government assume that this disease will become widely spread through the population. Extraordinarily, in Hubei province, the epicentre of the disease, the proportion of the population who caught it was 0.1%. So how can we be hearing our experts talking about up to 80% of our population being...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 May 2000

Positions held at time of appointment: Director, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, Gambling Industry Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (29 Nov 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)

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