Lord Morris of Aberavon Portrait

Lord Morris of Aberavon

Labour - None

Lord Morris of Aberavon is not a member of any APPGs
Procedure and Privileges Committee
25th May 2016 - 28th Jan 2021
European Union Committee
15th Jul 2019 - 4th Jun 2020
EU Justice Sub-Committee
16th Jul 2019 - 23rd Apr 2020
Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee
13th Jun 2019 - 15th Jul 2019
Inquiries Act 2005 Committee
16th May 2013 - 26th Feb 2014
Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee)
31st Mar 2011 - 12th Oct 2011
Constitution Committee
22nd Nov 2006 - 12th Nov 2009
Attorney General (Law Officers)
6th May 1997 - 28th Jul 1999
Shadow Attorney General
9th Jun 1983 - 1st May 1997
Privileges
18th Nov 1993 - 17th Oct 1996
Standards in Public Life
16th Nov 1994 - 8th Nov 1995
Privileges
22nd Nov 1988 - 16th Mar 1992
Privileges
9th Jun 1983 - 15th May 1987
Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee)
9th Jun 1983 - 2nd Feb 1984
Shadow Attorney General
3rd May 1979 - 1st Jul 1981
Secretary of State for Wales
5th Mar 1974 - 4th May 1979
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Defence Equipment)
6th Apr 1968 - 18th Jan 1970
Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Transport)
1st Apr 1966 - 6th Apr 1968
Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Power)
25th Oct 1964 - 31st Mar 1966


Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 19th May 2021
11:00
International Agreements Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Investment protection and ISDS
19 May 2021, 11 a.m.
At 11.00am: Oral evidence
Jonathan Bonnitcha - Senior Lecturer in Law at University of New South Wales, Australia
Ms Lise Johnson - Head of Investment Law and Policy at Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Toby Landau QC
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Division Votes
Wednesday 28th April 2021
National Security and Investment Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 147 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 318 Noes - 241
Speeches
Thursday 13th May 2021
Queen’s Speech

My Lords, given the result of the elections for the Scottish Parliament, it is incumbent on Westminster to listen. The …

Written Answers
Thursday 28th May 2020
Coronavirus: Disease Control
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update their guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic to reflect the …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Morris of Aberavon has voted in 93 divisions, and 9 times against the majority of their Party.

25 Mar 2021 - Covid-19 Pandemic and the Coronavirus Act 2020 - View Vote Context
Lord Morris of Aberavon voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Labour No votes vs 6 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 119 Noes - 279
30 Dec 2020 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Morris of Aberavon voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 8 Labour No votes vs 12 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 125 Noes - 323
30 Nov 2020 - High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Morris of Aberavon voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Labour No votes vs 126 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 265 Noes - 274
15 Jun 2020 - Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Morris of Aberavon voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Labour No votes vs 125 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 275 Noes - 256
15 Jun 2020 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - View Vote Context
Lord Morris of Aberavon voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Labour Aye votes vs 122 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 112 Noes - 388
15 Jun 2020 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - View Vote Context
Lord Morris of Aberavon voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Labour No votes vs 105 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 355 Noes - 77
28 Apr 2021 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - View Vote Context
Lord Morris of Aberavon voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Labour Aye votes vs 129 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 93 Noes - 418
28 Apr 2021 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - View Vote Context
Lord Morris of Aberavon voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Labour Aye votes vs 117 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 63 Noes - 401
28 Apr 2021 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - View Vote Context
Lord Morris of Aberavon voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Labour Aye votes vs 125 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 70 Noes - 409
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(11 debate interactions)
Lord True (Conservative)
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
(8 debate interactions)
Lord Keen of Elie (Conservative)
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(19 debate contributions)
Home Office
(18 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(9 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Morris of Aberavon, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Morris of Aberavon has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Morris of Aberavon has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Morris of Aberavon has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Morris of Aberavon has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


3 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
11th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate 2019 rape inspection, published in December 2019, in how many rape cases the defence given by the defendant was that the complainant consented to sexual activity; in how many such cases the defendant was acquitted; and in how many rape cases a defendant who gave a different defence was acquitted.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of defences relied on by defendants at trial. This information could only be obtained by an examination of CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.

Rape and serious sexual offences are horrific crimes, which can have a significant and profound impact on victims. The CPS is a partner in the ongoing cross-Government review of the criminal justice response to rape, and is committed to addressing any issues the review highlights openly and honestly. Together with the police, the CPS is already developing a joint action plan, which will address issues raised in the recently published HMCPSI Rape Inspection 2019 report and – in due course – findings of the cross-Government review.

28th Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions have been imposed on airport passengers arriving in UK airports as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and what assessment they have made of how any such restrictions compare with the restrictions on such passengers arriving in other major capital cities in Europe. [T]

The safety of passengers is a priority, and measures are already in place to protect people’s health and safety when travelling by air.?All airports are asked to follow Public Health England guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19. Public Health England has also provided specific guidance on health and safety for flight crews. The advice for travellers is the same as for the rest of the UK population.

The Government’s “stay at home” posters are on display at all UK airports and many airports have the messaging on digital screens as well. Airports and airlines have also been provided with Public Health England leaflets to give to passengers outlining the symptoms of COVID-19, current guidance, and general public health advice.

Our approach is being kept under review as the pandemic develops.

This may mean that measures and procedures change as we control the spread of, and understand more about, the virus. Any changes to our approach will be led by advice from SAGE and the Chief Medical Officer. Protecting the health of the UK public will always come first.

The Department is monitoring closely the measures being put in place in many countries, including all European countries. We continue to work closely with international partners to consider what measures are appropriate.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
5th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update their guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic to reflect the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020; and in particular the guidance on (1) leaving a house and the frequency of such visits, and (2) the restrictions on the number of outside visits for exercise. [T]

Guidance is kept under constant review and regularly updated as legislation changes. On 11 May 2020, the Government updated its guidance, reflecting the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 as follows:

- Leaving the house and the frequency of such visits – now, people unaffected by COVID 19, can leave home for work, where they cannot work from home; go to shops permitted to be open to get food and medicine or collect goods ordered online or on the phone; for any medical need, to donate blood, avoid injury or illness, escape risk of harm or to provide care to help a vulnerable person; and

- the restrictions on the number of outside visits for exercise – now, people can exercise or spend time outdoors as often, or for as long as they wish.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 contain a full list of reasons people can leave their homes.

Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)