Lord Whitty

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Environment Bill - Report (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 119 15 Sep 2021

    My Lords, I added my name to my noble friend’s amendment. When he first proposed it to me I was not quite clear what the intention was, but it is quite clear what it requires. It gives us a metric —a figure—to display to the public what is a central matter of political dispute in this and many other countries, namely the claim that to achieve green growth and a reduction of greenhouse...
  • Environment Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 100 15 Sep 2021

    My Lords, I also added my name to the amendment of the noble Baroness, Lady Young. This Bill is all about biodiversity—plants, insects, mammals, worms, butterflies and micro-organisms. It is all about sustainable ecosystems and healthy soil, the look and feel of our countryside, our heritage and people’s enjoyment of that countryside. Ancient woodlands tick just about every box in that...
  • Environment Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 52 13 Sep 2021

    My Lords, I have to tell the Minister that I am deeply disappointed by that reply. He started out well by indicating that there is an historical problem that we need to tackle, but he then defended the current system as being adequate. He took almost the same line as the noble Lord, Lord Carrington. I ask both of them: if the present system is pretty much adequate, how come a number of cases...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1996

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environment and Climate Change Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Member, Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (17 Sep 2020 to 4 Feb 2021)
  • Member, Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (28 Jan 2016 to 29 Feb 2016)
  • Chair, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (23 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Chair, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (23 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, European Union Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (8 Oct 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Apr 2007 to 3 Aug 2007)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (6 Jun 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Food, Farming and Sustainable Energy) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (12 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (11 Jun 2001 to 11 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Government Whip (7 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)

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