Delyth Morgan was raised to the peerage in 2004

Shadow Education Minister May 2010 – December 2010

  • Leading the scrutiny of Government policy and legislation on education in the House of Lords

Children’s Minister October 2008 – May 2010
Lords Minister for the Department for Children, Schools and Families.


  • Family Law and co-chair of the National Family Justice Board 
  • Children and Family Court Advisory Service 
  • Children in Care and the Care Matters reform programme including implementation of the Children and Young People Act
  • Safeguarding and implementation of Lord Laming’s recommendations
  • Child protection, including Vetting and Barring Scheme policy
  • Children’s workforce and the transformation of the social work profession
  • Domestic violence, forced marriage, asylum seeking children, young carers, and young runaways policy
  • Contactpoint
  • Relations with the Third Sector and the Children and Young People’s grant programme
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Key Achievements:

  • Establishing the Social Work Task Transformation Board and publication of the 10 year strategy for social work
  • Driving forward the Care Matters Programme and the first Care Matters Ministerial Stock Take - an evaluation of outcomes for children in care, taking account of the views of children, local authorities and the voluntary sector
  • Contactpoint National Implementation – steering the controversial and complex IT project from early adopter phase to roll out to all Local Authorities in England
  • Achieving Royal Assent for major Government legislation – for example, taking the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 though the House of Lords following successful negotiation with opposition parties and stakeholders
  • Promoting the publication of the UK Child Internet Safety Strategy jointly with industry charities and the Home Office
  • Promoting the National Family Justice Review aimed at tackling the strain on the current system and responding to changes in the modern family
  • Publishing the department’s first Third Sector strategy and first Play Strategy
  • Bringing together the devolved administrations to promote a UK wide response to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Minister for Intellectual Property and Quality January 2008 – October 2008
Department for Innovation Universities and Skills


  • Intellectual property Office
  • Responsibility for the change programme to form the new department from sections of the former DTI and DFES 
  • Responsibility for sustainability and promoting the reduction of the “carbon footprint” of the whole DIUS family of agencies and institutions 
  • Establishing the National Student Forum and engaging cross government input to Student Listening Exercise

Baroness in Waiting - Government spokesperson for Wales and Scotland
Department for Work and Pensions
Department of Communities and Local Government
January 2007 – January 2008


  • Working as part of a front bench team to take legislation through the House of Lords; including the Welfare Reform Act 2007, Pensions Act 2007, Local Government and Patient and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, Greater London Authority Act 2007 and the Climate Change Act 2008. In addition dealing with all devolved matters which required House of Lords debate such as Orders in Council under the Government of Wales Act
  • Taking debates, making statements and answering questions on behalf of the government

Working Peer June 2004 – January 2007

Parliamentary role

  • Member of Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee 
  • Preparation of a Private Members Bill to ban advertising of food high in fat and sugar to children
  • Secretary of All Party Group on Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Vice-chair of All Party Groups on Breast Cancer and on Cancer