Lord Leong

Shadow Spokesperson (Business and Trade)

Labour Peer

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 18 Mar 2024

    Impact of the closure of the UK Tradeshow Programme on the ability of small and medium-sized enterprises to export to new markets – Lord Leong. Oral questions
  • National Minimum Wage - Question 21 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bird, for his tireless campaigning to tackle homelessness and poverty. Even at my advanced age, I enjoy celebrating birthdays, but I have never believed that my hourly work increases by 50% simply by ageing a year—yet that is implied by the national minimum wage banding between 17 and 18 year-olds. These days it is a real struggle to survive on the...
  • Tata Steel: Port Talbot - Question 7 Feb 2024

    My Lords, as the Minister said earlier, and as the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, mentioned, Tata Steel secured £500 million of taxpayers’ money in state aid, yet it rejected union proposals for a two-phase plan that would protect more than 2,300 jobs over a decade and that would see no compulsory redundancies at Port Talbot. The loss of these jobs will clearly have a very hard impact on the...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 31 October 2022

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business and Trade) (since 21 Feb 2023)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 21 Feb 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2023 to 12 Jul 2023)
  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (31 Jan 2023 to 12 Jun 2023)

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