Lord Davies of Coity

Former Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Business Rates — Question 11 Jun 2014

    My Lords, it is well known in the retail sector that a large number of the workers are part-time. They earn very little money. We have recently seen that not even the minimum wage is paid by some retailers in that area. Will the Minister look at the question of business rates and see the extent to which they will raise the standards of working people in the retail sector?
  • Anti-social Behaviour, Crime andPolicing Bill — Report (2nd Day) 14 Jan 2014

    My Lords, I spent 28 years representing people in the retail sector and I support this amendment. In the main, the people we are talking about are women and girls under the age of 18. They are the ones who face up to the criminals who enter the stores and do damage to individuals, who are frightened to death doing their job. As I said, in the main we are talking about young girls and women in...
  • Social Mobility: Public Schools — Question 17 Dec 2013

    My Lords, in 1999 the previous Government made sure that more than 700 hereditary Lords could no longer sit in this House. Now then, can the Minister tell me how many Peers on the Conservative Benches came from Eton?

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Left the House of Lords on 4 March 2019

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2004 to 30 Mar 2015)

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