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Lord Leslie GRIFFITHS (United Kingdom, SOC)

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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:
2023 , 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)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 09/10/2023)
  • 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

23/06/2023 | 12:23:40 Thank you very much indeed Madam Chair and colleagues who have had the courage and stamina to remain this long in the House. I sit on a committee in the House of Lords, a select committee. The genius is it's bipartisan and it consists of experts in their field. The committee I sit on is for communications and digital. Our last report was called "Regulating the Regulators". The current one, nearly complete, is on digital exclusion. The one we're about to begin will be on artificial... 23/06/2023 | 10:22:08 Thank you, Chair and members. Just a word to add support from our group to what has just been said about the case of Mr Julian Assange and also to do it from the point of view of a speaker, not only for my group but for my country. It is scandalous. It needs to be dealt with in a humane and humanitarian way. I am very grateful to Sir Christopher CHOPE for bringing together this report and so many instances and categories, many of which one knew about in bits and pieces through the news that... 21/06/2023 | 19:39:45 Madam Chair and friends and colleagues, This is such an important matter that we are looking at. I really want to thank the person who has put this together. It is a lot of really hard work. I am so glad that it is a voice outside the United Kingdom that has brought these matters in such a focused way to our attention. And I want to compliment you, as indeed did Ms Ruth JONES earlier, on the hard work that you have done. Of course, it is a difficult subject. I, like Lord Richard KEEN, am a... 25/01/2023 | 17:57:54 Dear Chair and to all those who've spoken thus far, The leader of my political group, Mr Frank SCHWABE, sitting quietly there, has listed the countries that have not yet ratified the Istanbul Convention. A year ago he would have added the United Kingdom to that list. The leader of our British delegation, another man, both have stepped outside the man box for the purposes of this debate. Mr John HOWELL has been a champion of getting the United Kingdom government to ratify the Istanbul... 24/01/2023 | 11:03:04 Chairman and colleagues, It is a duty to stand amongst others in response to this extraordinary report. I'd share with all those who thus far have highlighted just how horrible the plight of women is when used in this particular way. Also I'd want to echo all of those who expressed a determination to bring the perpetrators of these dreadful deeds to justice - nothing less could suffice. However there is just one point I'd want to make beyond those two aspects of what's before us right now. In...