Lord Prentis of Leeds

Labour Peer

Recent appearances

  • Social Care - Motion to Take Note 30 Mar 2023

    My Lords, I declare an interest: I was the general secretary of Unison, the public service union, which represents over half a million health and social care workers—members who worked throughout the pandemic. As we have heard today, despite all the inquiries, reports and initiatives, no matter what the Government may say, social care has not been fixed—far from it. As we have also heard...
  • Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 37 23 Mar 2023

    My Lords, I speak in support of this group of amendments, particularly Amendments 42 and 44, which, if agreed, would remove the unfettered power of the Secretary of State to amend, repeal or revoke primary legislation. The strikes Bill is not a slight tinkering of existing legislation. What the Committee has before it is a far-reaching Bill. It is a draconian Bill which curtails the...
  • Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) 9 Mar 2023

    My Lords, I support Amendments 3 and 4 in the names of my noble friends Lord Collins and Lady O’Grady. Noble Lords will know that I have already expressed my opposition to the Bill and, in particular, my opposition to skeleton legislation such as this, which gives Ministers unfettered powers to amend, repeal or revoke, calling into question parliamentary scrutiny, which matters. Amendments...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 November 2022

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Services Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

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