Lord Whitty

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Farming Industry: Support - Question for Short Debate 11 Jan 2022

    My Lords, two minutes: three points. First, on labour costs, the fact of the matter is that British farming is going to have to accept that it will have to pay its workers more. As the noble Lord, Lord Redesdale, said, we have relied for too long on immigrant and migrant labour to undercut British workers. We need a proper skills base to address the kind of mechanisation and technological...
  • Future Farming Programme: Small Farms - Question 9 Dec 2021

    My Lords, does the Minister recognise that, while we may broadly support the general direction of agricultural policy, a number of farmers, particularly more elderly ones, do not think that they will be able to cope with the new system and are considering quitting and selling up? In the light of that, rather than allow their land to be bought by big agribusinesses or speculative funds, would...
  • Net-zero Emissions - Question 7 Dec 2021

    My Lords, can the Minister confirm that after the publication of this strategy, he indicated that the decision on hydrogen-based heating for homes would not be taken until 2025? If so, what advice does he give now to householders whose boilers are running out of time? Should they buy a heat pump or a hydrogen-ready boiler, or wait until the price of air pumps comes down and a decision is...

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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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