Baroness King of Bow

Labour Peer

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  • Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) 18 Oct 2016

    My Lords, my motivation in trying to change the law as outlined in Amendment 34 was driven by painful insight. After meeting hundreds of foster families, I realised a strange fact: I had never met a single middle class foster family. Of course they exist, but they are not the norm. The norm is that low-income families foster Britain’s most vulnerable children, and that when children with...
  • Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) 18 Oct 2016

    My Lords, I do not wish to detain the House on this amendment—I will detain the House on a later amendment instead—but I want to sincerely thank the Minister for the excellent news that he has brought. As the noble Baroness said, it is only a small number of British children, but they are British children. As an adoptive parent, however you adopt your child and wherever your child comes...
  • Brexit: Case for a Second Referendum - Question for Short Debate 7 Jul 2016

    My Lords—

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 31 January 2011

Previously MP for Bethnal Green and Bow until 11 April 2005 — General election (stood again)

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Bethnal Green and Bow


Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee (16 May 2013 to 6 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of State), Department of Trade and Industry (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Transport, Local Government & The Regions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
Administrative support and outreach community expertise provided by Community Links, a charitable organisation.
6. Overseas visits
17-24 September 2004, to Bangladesh, flight sponsored by British Airways. (Accommodation and hospitality provided by British High Commission.) (10 November 2004)
3-9 October 2004, to the Democratic Republic of Congo with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Great Lakes Region and Genocide Prevention, paid for by the Rainforest Foundation, Greenpeace and the All-Party Group's registered funds. (Registered 10 November 2004)
8. Land and Property
Two-bedroom flat in London E3, from which rental income is received.

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