Lord Monks


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  • Battle of Passchendaele - Motion to Take Note 19 Oct 2017

    My Lords, I add my thanks to the noble Lord, Lord Black, for initiating this debate and join those who have expressed appreciation for the standard that he set with his introductory remarks—a standard which I think just about everybody who has contributed so far has also reached in their contributions. I was general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation and lived in...
  • Public Sector Pay Cap - Question for Short Debate 13 Jul 2017

    My Lords, the Prime Minister called it correctly at the Conservative Party conference when she said: “Our economy should work for everyone, but if your pay has stagnated for several years in a row and fixed items of spending keep going up, it doesn’t feel like it’s working for you”. She was right then, but she is wrong now, as she and the Chancellor refuse to lift the...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) 28 Jun 2017

    My Lords, as a natural optimist and a former trade union general secretary—and I assure you that the two are compatible—I see no economic upsides at all to Brexit. Quite the contrary: I live in fear of the consequences for jobs, worker rights and prosperity, particularly if and when we quit the single market and the customs union. We learned yesterday that apparently that will...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 October 2010

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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