Lord Giddens

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

  • Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] - Second Reading 13 Mar 2020

    My Lords, I also warmly congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bird, on having got his Bill this far. It could be even bigger than the Big Issue, which you would think is big enough for most people—but not for him. Anyway, I much enjoyed his warm introduction. As noble Lords have said, we live in a world of quite dazzling change. For us, the future is here in the present in ways that were never...
  • Green Economy - Motion to Take Note 12 Mar 2020

    My Lords, I join the queue of those congratulating the noble Baroness, Lady Parminter, on introducing this debate so ably. Creating a green economy is an absolute exigency, and within a limited timescale too. The overwhelming reason is the trans- formation of global weather patterns, as other noble Lords have said. Put bluntly, human-induced climate change is an existential threat. People...
  • Mental Health: Unregulated Treatment - Question for Short Debate 2 Mar 2020

    My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Jolly, on introducing this debate so ably. We live in a world of dazzling change, in which the digital revolution and AI are among the major driving forces transforming our lives. This is new territory for all of us, but children and young adults are especially on the front line. The online world is almost wholly unregulated. Many traditional...

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Environment Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (5 Jun 2018 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Artificial Intelligence Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 13 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Digital Skills Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 4 Feb 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (17 May 2012 to 7 Jan 2014)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (21 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2008)

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