Lord Watts

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Education: Gender Equality - Question 10 Mar 2020

    My Lords, it is clear that this policy is not working. What will the Government do more and differently to ensure that this matter is addressed, because it is certainly not working so far?
  • Environmental Programme: COP 26 - Question 9 Mar 2020

    My Lords, does the refusal to expand Heathrow not just mean that expansion will take place in another part of the world? It will not reduce pollution at all.
  • Clinical Negligence - Question 3 Mar 2020

    My Lords, many of the negligence cases that are brought forward are down to the shortage of staff within hospitals. If there is a shortage of staff, is that the fault of the hospital or of the Government?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 3 December 2015

Previously MP for St Helens North until 30 March 2015 — General election

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

Also represented St Helens North

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Education and Skills
  • Defence
  • Trade and Industry
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Combat Clothing
  • Magistrates
  • Local Government Finance
  • West Coast Main Line
  • Middle East

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU International Agreements Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Gambling Industry Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (26 May 2016 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, House of Commons Governance Committee (16 Oct 2014 to 17 Dec 2014)
  • Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Jul 2012)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Jul 2012)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Jul 2012)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 18 Jun 2012)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (12 May 2010 to 1 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 10 Oct 2005)
  • Government Whip (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (14 Nov 1997 to 11 May 2001)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 9 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: C/O Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, 6 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EQ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, in-country transport, accommodation and meals with a total value of £10,567.37.
Destination of visit: Hong Kong
Date of visit: 25-31 May 2014
Purpose of visit: All Party Parliamentary China Group delegation to understand more about the political and economic environment in Hong Kong and the progress towards universal suffrage and to engage with and support bids by British business.
(Registered 24 June 2014, updated 30 June 2014)
8. Land and Property
Flat in London, from which rental income is received. (Registered 16 January 2015)

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