Source: British House Of Lords News
13 June 2018
Members of the Lords, including a former general secretary of the Trade Union Congress and a former deputy general secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, will debate the 150th anniversary of the first Trade Union Congress and the contribution made by trade unions to industrial, social and political reform in the United Kingdom and internationally, in the House of Lords on Thursday 14 June.
This is a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government’s attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Baroness Prosser (Labour), former deputy general secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union.
Members expected to take part include:
Lord Fox (Liberal Democrat), Lords Liberal Democrat spokesperson in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lord Lea of Crondall (Labour), former assistant general secretary of the Trade Union Congress
Lord Monks (Labour), former general secretary of the TUC and the European Trade Union Confederation
Lord Sawyer (Labour), former deputy general secretary of Unison
Lord Henley (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will respond on behalf of the government.
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