Lord Hendy

Labour Peer

Recent appearances

  • Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 50 15 May 2023

    My Lords, I support Amendment 50, as well as Amendment 51, which bears my name. Amendment 51 is an elaboration of Amendment 50, so I will speak only to Amendment 50. I endorse everything that my noble friend Lord Collins has said. The object of Amendment 50 is, as it states in proposed new subsection (1)(a), to prevent the reduction of “the level of protection for workers”. As my noble...
  • Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 2 (to Amendment 1) 15 May 2023

    My Lords, I doubt very much whether the will of the people was to remove the rights of working people. I doubt very much whether those who voted for Brexit voted to remove the rights and entitlements that they had inherited from EU law. I too support the amendment in the name of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope. Last Wednesday, 10 May, to which the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson of Astley...
  • Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Report: Amendment 4 26 Apr 2023

    My Lords, I rise to support Amendments 4 and 5. I will be brief and speak only about Amendment 5. The purpose of the proposed new Section 234E is objectionable, for all the reasons my noble friend Lord Collins has spelled out: the ethical objection to requiring a union to undermine its own otherwise lawful strike. There is a more fundamental point here; this is an elephant trap. The purpose...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 October 2019

Currently held offices

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)

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