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

  • Cost of Living: Public Well-being - Motion to Take Note 20 Oct 2022

    My Lords, we all know the problem facing our country: as a nation, we have become poorer. Our import prices have risen more than our export prices and, on that account, we are 5% poorer than we were a year or so ago. That is a lot of money—over £100 billion a year—and it is something we cannot escape. This is the issue that the Chancellor is facing: who should bear the cost of the loss...
  • Health and Care Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 50 20 Jan 2022

    My Lords, Amendment 101B, in my name and those of the noble Baroness, Lady Watkins, and the noble Lord, Lord Alderdice, is a fundamental amendment to remedy the shocking imbalance between the provision of mental and physical healthcare. As was said in the debate last week, people with mental disorders who receive treatment are a minority—35% of children and 40% of adults—while for people...
  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 22 Oct 2021

    I want to make just three points. The main argument that we have heard against the Bill is the fear that relatives will exert undue pressure. For many years, I was persuaded by that argument. However, we now have evidence on these matters. We should look at the evidence, not just the fear. The evidence that we have comes from the places that have done this, including Oregon and Australia, and...

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Profile

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, Economic Affairs Committee (since 12 May 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Land Use in England Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 12 May 2022)
  • Member, Youth Unemployment Committee (28 Jan 2021 to 16 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Gambling Industry Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 16 Jun 2020)
  • 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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