Lord Morris of Handsworth

Former Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Children and Families: Early Years Interventions - Motion to Take Note 27 Feb 2020

    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...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) 22 Oct 2019

    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....
  • Trade Unions - Motion to Take Note 18 Jul 2019

    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...

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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)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) ( 1 Jul 2019 to 4 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (19 Jul 2017 to 21 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (29 Jun 2016 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (21 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (14 Nov 2007 to 15 May 2012)

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