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Lord George FOULKES (United Kingdom, SOC)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 01/08/2017
  • Member: Socialist Group from 27/11/2015 to 31/07/2017

In the Assembly

  • since 26/06/2020 Representative - United Kingdom
  • from 27/11/2015 to 25/06/2020 Substitute - United Kingdom
  • from 23/06/2003 to 23/08/2005 Substitute - United Kingdom
  • from 21/04/1980 to 01/05/1981 Substitute - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 26/06/2020)
  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 11/10/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • General Rapporteur on media freedom and safety of journalists: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 23/01/2018 to 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 24/11/2017 to 25/06/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 26/06/2017 to 23/11/2017)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 27/11/2015 to 22/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Youth and the Society of the Future (since 23/01/2024)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 25/01/2023 to 22/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on relations with the OECD and the EBRD (from 29/06/2017 to 13/12/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 28/06/2017 to 21/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (since 28/06/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (from 27/01/2016 to 25/06/2017)
  • Alternate of Lord Andrew ADONIS (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 24/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Kerry MCCARTHY (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 27/01/2020 to 02/06/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Ian MURRAY (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 25/06/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Liam BYRNE (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 24/11/2017 to 20/06/2018)
  • Alternate of Lord David BLENCATHRA (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 25/01/2017 to 23/11/2017)
  • Alternate of Lord David BLENCATHRA (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 26/06/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Geraint DAVIES (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 23/01/2017 to 25/06/2017)
  • Alternate of Dame Cheryl GILLAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on relations with the OECD and the EBRD (since 14/12/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr Geraint DAVIES (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Public Health (from 27/01/2016 to 20/04/2016)
  • Alternate of Mr Geraint DAVIES (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 21/04/2016 to 25/01/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr John PRESCOTT (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (from 27/01/2016 to 25/06/2017)

Interventions

Last speeches

24/01/2024 | 18:56:14 Thank you very much, Madam President. Can I say I greatly welcome this Report and congratulate my good friend Constantinos on a job well done. Can I also welcome, as Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, my colleague Lord Richard KEEN not just from the United Kingdom, but from Scotland. And he's a great advocate and brings a good forensic skill to the Chair of the Committee, which will be particularly useful in areas like this, where he has a great experience and great... 22/06/2023 | 20:05:28 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) The illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russia, with the active support of Belarus, has become even more brutal in the past few months. As well as the killing of innocent civilians, women and children, and the forced deportation of parentless children to Russia, there has been the most degrading torture of captured Ukrainian soldiers. The Sunday Times reported last week of two young men who were castrated so they could not have kids and the... 21/06/2023 | 16:15:08 Mister Tiny KOX, You will be glad to hear I am not going to follow Mr Ian LIDDELL-GRAINGER, except just in one respect, and that is the importance of this Parliamentary Assembly. In an organisation where democracy is one of the three key aims, of course, the Parliamentary Assembly must be given some special consideration and some priority. Within that, as Mr Rik DAEMS said, the political groups must be given some priority. If you cut back on the expenditure of the political groups, you are... 26/04/2023 | 19:09:24 Thank you, Madam President. I don't know if you, Madam President, are, like me, a fan of mysteries on television. Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, who always reminds us that he's Belgian and not French, Mr Bernard FOURNIER! Then Sherlock Holmes written by [a man] who came from Edinburgh, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as I have come from Edinburgh. Now I can see some of you are wondering, "What's this got to do with the subject of today's debate?" I think we have a mystery here. Why is the United... 24/01/2023 | 17:24:53 Thank you, Mister President. When Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN introduced her excellent report, she put the three key themes of our work in this order: democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Democracy first. And that's not to underplay human rights, but human rights I think is well understood. Democracy is sometimes taken for granted as our role, and sometimes lip service is paid to our democratic functions. So we need to increase the profile of our role in democracy, not just one form of...

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