Lord Watson of Invergowrie

Labour Peer

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  • Schools (Mental Health Professionals) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 1 Mar 2024

    I do not know whether I picked this up correctly, but I think the Minister said that all schools would have access to mental health support teams by 2025. I thought the figure the Government were aiming for was 50%. Have I got that wrong?
  • Schools (Mental Health Professionals) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 1 Mar 2024

    My Lords, we are indebted to the noble Baroness, Lady Tyler, for introducing this important Bill. It is certainly welcome because the extent to which young people are exhibiting mental health disorders in school has increased dramatically and the measures introduced thus far by the Government are proving inadequate to the task in hand. In her powerful opening speech, the noble Baroness...
  • Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 1 Mar 2024

    I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in the gap. I would have had my name on the list, but I did not expect to be here for the start of the debate. I declare an interest, in that this year, I shall clock up 50 years of membership of the union that is now Unite—that is the fifth name the union has held over the years, through a number of nominal mergers, although it did not always...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Modern Slavery Act 2015 Committee (since 24 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Education for 11–16 Year Olds Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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