Former Labour Peer
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My Lords, I too thank the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester for bringing this issue forward. For far too long, issues relating to families and their support have had a confusing history and some have been lost in time. One Government would organise the benefits system to penalise mothers who went to work, and the next would penalise those who stayed at home. Who suffers? It is...
My Lords, I too pay tribute to the gracious Speech. I declare an interest: I have family members who have worked in the NHS for many years. In the gracious Speech we were told: “Measures will be brought forward to support and strengthen the National Health Service, its workforce and resources”— so, a promise of new hospitals to replace leaking, creaking, not fit for purpose buildings....
My Lords, today we pay tribute to the ILO for its contribution to our social and economic development over the past 100 years. On a personal note, I pay tribute to the late Ernest Bevin, one of my predecessors at the T&G. As Minister of Labour, he contributed much to the development of the ILO and other institutions. Although there were trade unions as far back as the early 17th century, the...
Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 13 June 2006
Left the House of Lords on 21 July 2020
Positions held at time of appointment: former General Secretary, Transport and General Workers Union. (from Number 10 press release)