Lord Morris of Aberavon

John Morris

John Morris



Address as

Lord Morris

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3470
Fax: 020 7219 0785


Electoral history

MP (Labour) for Aberavon 1959-2001

Parliamentary career

Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Power 1964-1966; Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport 1966-1968; Minister of Defence for Equipment 1968-70; Secretary of State for Wales 1974-79; Shadow Attorney General and Principal Opposition Frontbench Spokesperson for Legal Affairs 1979-81, 1983-97; Attorney General 1997-99

Councils, public bodies

Chair: Joint Review of British Railways 1966-67, National Road Safety Advisory Council 1967-68; Committee member, Implementation of Nolan Report 1997; Member, Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on Business Appointments 2002-09; Lord Lieutenant, Dyfed 2002-06

International bodies

Member: UK Delegation, Consultative Assemblies Council of Europe and Western European Union 1963-64, 1982-83, UK Delegates to North Atlantic Assembly 1970, Executive Committee, Inter-Parliamentary Union, British Group, UK Delegation to US Senate (British-American Parliamentary Group) 2011

Political interests

Legal matters, armed forces, steel industry, agriculture

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Morris of Aberavon, of Aberavon in the County of West Glamorgan and of Ceredigion in the County of Dyfed 2001

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Occasional advisory work as a Queen's Counsel

Occasional lecturing

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Chancellor, University of Glamorgan

Bencher, Gray's Inn