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Member of the House of Lords

House of Lords
GB - SW1A 0PW - London
United Kingdom

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2022 , 2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 26/06/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 26/06/2020 Substitute - United Kingdom

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 26/06/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 21/03/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (from 03/07/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Baroness Doreen E. MASSEY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 21/03/2022)
  • Alternate of Baroness Doreen E. MASSEY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 03/07/2020 to 23/01/2022)


Last speeches

13/10/2022 | 16:37:01 Chair and Colleagues, Four out of the five people speaking for political groups, and six out of twelve on the rest of the list, have direct involvement in the events we are discussing. I would be surprised if any of them, whichever part of the political spectrum they come from, would disagree with the fact that we must safeguard the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement at all costs. Nothing to discuss there. It's pure speculation to suppose that any one of us would allow that to happen. In... 12/10/2022 | 19:34:59 Chair and Colleagues, I find it a little frustrating standing here and having heard so many people with wilful or wilfully self-deluding understandings of the definition of a refugee. I thought that we all knew what that meant, and that we all knew that we had our various countries subscribed to laws incorporating them within our domestic law, to accept the right of individuals as refugees to reach our shores. I'm delighted that refoulement is receiving the accent that it is receiving, the... 11/10/2022 | 18:52:55 Madam Chair and Colleagues, It's a privilege to take part in this debate, and I hear the variety of points of view being expressed as we seek to find our way to a statement that will give all of us a baseline from which to take action in the future. I endorse the line of action that's recommended and hope sincerely that it will carry the day at the end of this debate. I'm a religious leader in the United Kingdom and have worked extensively with Muslims in a variety of ways. For 20 years... 23/06/2022 | 16:31:34 Thank you, Chair. I need not detain the members who have been gracious enough to give me time beyond time for very long. I'd like to begin by a word of tribute to Mr John HOWELL for being there, and as our leader of the British delegation. A word of tribute because he's actually there, the only member of the Conservative governing party who's turned up. Those of us who have spoken from the United Kingdom are all from the Labour opposing side of the British Parliament, and it's a sad comment... 22/06/2022 | 11:36:41 Thank you, Madam Chair. I stand here as a recent National Church Leader and a more recent actor in the world of politics. From both sectors I recognise the capacities that exist that prove antisemitic attitudes have been bred into, hardwired into, the DNA of people in our public life. I am most grateful to Ms Petra BAYR for her report that has laid bare much of this and indeed to the rich speech that we had from the rabbi following her speech earlier. In Britain, though antisemitism is a...