Lord Monks

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note 10 Mar 2023

    My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Lampard, on her speech, and look forward to many future contributions from her to the work of this Chamber. We have just heard a moving account of how bad the conditions can be in some of the worst parts of the world for women. International Women’s Day is a day of celebration, when we celebrate advances that women have made in nearly...
  • Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 8 9 Mar 2023

    My Lords, it is always a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Balfe. He followed me as president of BALPA and has done a good job, as I know from all my ex-colleagues in that union. I have long experience of disputes in the transport sector, particularly in railways. In fact, if any noble Lord has a spare half hour and wants to go through the history of flexible rostering and train...
  • Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Second Reading 21 Feb 2023

    My Lords, here we go again. The noble Lord, Lord Dobbs, has taken us through some of the industrial relations history, going back many centuries in some cases. It shows that it is a rite of passage for successive Conservative Governments, since Mrs Thatcher and Lord Tebbit, to legislate against trade unions and to minimise their scope for action. We are the old enemy, as has just been very...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 October 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 4 Dec 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (4 Mar 2020 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • 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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