Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach

Conservative 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

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) 12 May 2021

    My Lords, it is a great pleasure to take part in this debate. The gracious Speech outlined a number of policies, but what hit me particularly was that it underlined a great vision—for jobs, full employment, lifelong training, the younger generation moving from Generation Rent to Generation Buy, and prosperity. On the economy, let us not forget that we are in a very fortunate position. Last...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) 12 May 2021

    He is behind me. Thank you—the invisible man. If I learned one lesson being in No. 10 for five and a half years as head of the policy unit, it was the difference between the design of a policy, the ideas in a policy and the implementation of a policy. I saw it in the privatisation of gas, electricity and so on, and in education reform. In the gracious Speech we have a terrific statement of...
  • EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Motion to Take Note 8 Jan 2021

    My Lords, I welcome this agreement. It is certainly better than no agreement but, more importantly, it delivers to the people of the United Kingdom what a majority voted for, and for that the Prime Minister, the noble Lord, Lord Frost, and his negotiating team deserve great credit. Could the agreement have been more extensive—less thin? Almost certainly it could have been, but on the one...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1991

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (11 Jul 2017 to 29 Oct 2019)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (16 May 2013 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Dec 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
  • Member, Public Service and Demographic Change Committee (5 Jul 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (16 Apr 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Committee On Religious Offences (15 May 2002 to 10 Apr 2003)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F (8 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)

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