Lord Giddens

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Policy-making: Future Generations’ Interests - Motion to Take Note 20 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bird, on having secured this debate and on his characteristically forceful introduction. My approach is a bit more macrocosmic than his, but I hope that it slots in. The American satirist Yogi Berra once said: “The future ain’t what it used to be”. It was intended as a flippant remark, but it actually pinpoints crucial aspects of our society...
  • Renewable Energy - Question for Short Debate 5 Jun 2019

    My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Giddins, listed on the speakers’ list was unable to get here this evening, so I, the noble Lord, Lord Giddens, am here in his stead. I say that only for the integrity of Hansard. I begin by congratulating the noble Lord, Lord Cameron, on securing this debate and introducing it so accurately and passionately. I certainly endorse that passion and his combative...
  • UK Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 21 May 2019

    My Lords, I join other noble Lords in saying that this is a terrific report, and I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Howell, and everyone else involved in producing it. The noble Lord has received lots of plaudits in the debate tonight, and they are well deserved. The report offers an acute account of the huge dilemmas facing the UK in foreign policy, and it analyses very well the seismic...

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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 Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (since 5 Jun 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Giddens’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 46.71% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 185 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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