Lord Monks

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion 18 Jul 2022

    My Lords, this SI is the latest in a long line of steps, taken by successive Conservative Governments, to wrap trade unions in ever-more complex and restrictive dollops of red tape. It is almost a rite of passage for each Conservative Administration to slap fresh restrictions on unions. This SI is the latest in a long line. As my noble friend Lord Woodley has said, the Government were...
  • Trades Union Congress: Levelling Up - Question 29 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I think the noble Lord, Lord Balfe, might find that his voting figures are a bit shaky after last week’s by-election results. Why are the Government messing around with more antiunion legislation at a time when they are also lifting the cap on bonuses, doing absolutely nothing about inflation in boardrooms and in some parts of financial services, and ignoring their own experience...
  • Fire and Rehire - Question 15 Jun 2022

    My Lords, the Government were right in their condemnation of the disreputable behaviour of P&O Ferries recently, but I also read a lot in the papers about the Government considering introducing a Bill which will make it lawful to replace striking workers with agency workers. I am puzzled about what the difference is between what P&O has done and the kind of thoughts that are obviously alive...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 October 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 4 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 4 Dec 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Dec 2015 to 4 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 12 May 2016)

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