Lord Watson of Invergowrie

Labour Peer


Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Modern Slavery Act 2015 Committee (since 24 Jan 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Education for 11–16 Year Olds Committee (31 Jan 2023 to 23 Nov 2023)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (18 Sep 2015 to 28 Apr 2022)
  • Member, Draft Protection of Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Nov 2014 to 3 Feb 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F (12 Jan 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (20 Jan 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (15 Dec 1989 to 2 Mar 1995)

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 1 Jan 1970

    Remarks by the board of Ofsted that the reliability of school inspections will be compromised if funding is further constrained – Lord Watson of Invergowrie. Oral questions
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 13 Mar 2024

    To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to ratify imminently Optional Protocol 3 to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child relating to a communications procedure; and if not, why.
  • BBC World Service - Question 12 Mar 2024

    My Lords, the Foreign Secretary mentioned a few moments ago, in response to the question from the noble Baroness, Lady Bonham-Carter, the government review into future BBC funding. What input does he or his department intend to have into the review, given that its scope includes the World Service, which of course gets around a quarter of its funding in grant in aid from the FCDO?

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