Lord Layard

Labour Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 76 19 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I rise to support Amendment 76. As the noble and learned Lord, Lord Clarke, has argued so powerfully, we are, as a nation, very good at producing graduates and pretty bad at producing skills for the other 50%. I start with a quite extraordinary statistic: if you ask what proportion of all the 18 year-olds in our country are not in any form of education or work-based learning, the...
  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Second Reading 15 Jun 2021

    My Lords, we should really welcome this Bill, because, as we know, our country does a pretty good job with its graduates but a much less good job with the other 50%. If we are looking for reasons for the difference in the treatment of these two, we should look immediately at the different ways in which they are funded. If you are going down the academic—the route to university—the funding...
  • 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...

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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, Youth Unemployment Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • 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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