Lord Williams of Baglan

Former Crossbench 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

  • Burma: Rohingya - Question for Short Debate 12 Jan 2017

    My Lords, I, too, commend the noble Baroness, Lady Kinnock, on securing this important debate. I first visited Myanmar nearly 30 years ago, in 1988, shortly after the putsch that brought the military to power. At the time I was a correspondent for BBC World Service, which to this day has a reach in Burma unequalled by any in the contemporary world. In the past few years there have been many...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Second Reading 6 Dec 2016

    My Lords, I welcome this debate and declare my interest as a trustee of the School of Oriental and African Studies, from where I also graduated with a master’s degree and a PhD. In addition, I am a member of the Council of Swansea University. In this country we have some of the finest universities in the world. Indeed, our universities as a whole are second only perhaps to those of the...
  • BBC Charter - Motion to Take Note 12 Oct 2016

    My Lords, I welcome this debate, although I rise with some apprehension, as the register notes my membership of that endangered —nay, condemned—species, the BBC Trust. I acknowledge, too, a previous speaker in the debate, the noble Lord, Lord Patten of Barnes, who led the BBC Trust for several years with that considerable élan for which he is renowned and which was demonstrated again...

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 October 2010

Left the House of Lords on 23 April 2017

Party was Labour until 25 Oct 2010; Other until 9 Oct 2011; Labour until 30 Nov 2011

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