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Lord George FOULKES

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 relations with the OECD and the EBRD (from 29/06/2017 to 13/12/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (since 28/06/2017)
  • 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 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 (since 26/06/2020)
  • 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

30/09/2021 | 09:34:00 President, can I, like Ms Laura CASTEL, congratulate Sir Tony LLOYD on what is a really very well balanced report, all the more remarkable considering he was only appointed as rapporteur less than two days ago. It really is an excellent report. Madam President, many many millions of words have been written or said in relation to Afghanistan and you wonder if there's anything new to add. Mind you that doesn't normally stop politicians repeating and adding to it, and I'm no exception. However... 22/06/2021 | 09:35:24 Congratulations to my friend Roberto on an excellent report, which is of great interest as you will see that five other of my colleagues from the United Kingdom are participating, including my friend Lord Leslie GRIFFITHS, who is also a minister of religion. I hope he won't mind if I quote a parable: the parable of the Mote and the Beam. Now, we are rightly concerned about the lack of media freedom in countries like Russia and as a former general rapporteur on media freedom and the safety of... 21/06/2021 | 16:18:19 Mr Tiny KOX said at the Parliamentary Assembly is returning at a normal hour, from the recovering from Covid-19. Sadly the British delegation isn't able to attend in person, and I first ask you Mr President, if you would write again, as you've done before, to our Speaker and indeed to our Lord Speaker, supporting the excellent letter that our delegation leader Mr John HOWELL has put to them, asking for us to be able to attend and pointing out that we do have the same kind of diplomatic... 21/04/2021 | 11:40:10 Thank you very much for the opportunity of saying a few words. I want to speak in strong support of both reports and to thank the rapporteurs for doing an excellent job. I am concerned about, particularly, about the political prisoners and their conditions. First of all, I think we should make prisoners that have been arrested without good reason – I've got a list of the so-called reasons put forward by the authorities – and they are held in without mattresses, having to stand up, without... 27/01/2021 | 11:25:31 President, Thank you very much and can I also join in the thanks to the rapporteur for her excellent report on a subject which is dominating our media and indeed affecting all our lives, which is why so many of us are not in Strasbourg today. And I hope we can resolve the position so that by April we can all be there. But yesterday, sadly, in Britain we reached a milestone of a 100 000 people who have died with COVID-19. We are near the top of a table that no country wants to be at the top of...

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