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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 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

23/06/2022 | 16:07:46 Thank you, Mister President. For the very reasons that Mr George KATROUGALOS and Mr Roberto RAMPI raised about the respect that so many countries have had for the traditions of the United Kingdom, we in the United Kingdom, all of us, should welcome this debate today.  The Bill of Rights which was introduced yesterday in the United Kingdom Parliament is a misnomer. It is not a Bill of Rights. It reduces the rights of British citizens. The Justice minister in the House of Lords, Lord Bellamy... 23/06/2022 | 10:31:07 Mister President, Can I also thank the rapporteur for a very well-balanced report? The brutal murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia shocked us all. I was at the time your general rapporteur on media freedom and the safety of journalists. I was involved in that capacity along with other members of the Assembly and particularly also with the three very brave and committed sons of Daphne, in helping to expose the corruption and the crime in Malta at the time. It wasn't easy for me as a member of the... 21/06/2022 | 11:27:48 Thank you, Mister President. I have been listening very closely to every contribution to this debate. Can I say, I warmly welcome the report by Mr Bogdan KLICH? I think it is the way forward, but, frankly, I have been disappointed by some of the contributions. For example, the contribution from Ireland, from Mr Thomas PRINGLE and from Mr Damien COTTIER from Switzerland, who imply – or who argue – in favour of the very narrow definition of security that Ms Marija PEJČINOVIĆ-BURIĆ put forward... 28/04/2022 | 12:10:24 Mister President, Let's never forget, as Mr Claude KERN said, that we're talking about Russia invading a sovereign country in a fierce, cruel, and heartless way. Now some people yesterday, in yesterday's debate, were talking about finding a balance between the two sides. That's senseless! Ridiculous! Ukraine poses no threat at all to Russia. The Russian troops have undoubtedly committed major atrocities. You know, when I see the corpses of little children lying in the streets, it brings tears... 26/04/2022 | 11:24:31 Thank you, President. Can I join in the congratulations to my socialist colleague Titus for his excellent report, which I support fully. My colleague from the United Kingdom earlier, Mr John HOWELL, pointed out the obvious thing that we in the United Kingdom are no longer, sadly, members of the European Union. It's been a tragedy. Brexit has been a tragedy for the United Kingdom. It gets worse and worse day by day, week by week, month by month. Anyone, any country that is thinking of...

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