Baroness Hollis of Heigham

Former Labour Peer


Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1990

Left the House of Lords on 13 October 2018

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Services Committee ( 1 Sep 2016 to 13 Oct 2018)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) ( 8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (16 May 2013 to 25 May 2016)
  • Member, Barnett Formula Committee (10 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (13 Nov 2007 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Joint Committee) ( 9 May 2007 to 8 Aug 2007)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (27 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (27 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (27 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions) (12 Jun 2001 to 10 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions (11 Jun 2001 to 17 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Social Security ( 5 May 1997 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee ( 1 Dec 1993 to 8 Nov 1995)

Recent appearances

  • Housing: Right-to-Buy Sales - Question 27 Mar 2018

    My Lords, the evidence suggests that a very high proportion of right-to-buy council housing—the Minister will no doubt have more up-to-date figures than I have, but my figures are something like 60%—has been recycled into the private rented sector, at double the rents and double the housing benefit, without meeting some of the most desperate need that social housing was designed for. Will...
  • Income Inequality - Question 31 Jan 2018

    My Lords, is the Minister aware that we, along with Lithuania, are the most unequal country in Europe? Is he also aware that, as a result, only Serbia, Romania and Hungary have a higher proportion of children in raw poverty than this country? Both of these are driven by the Government’s reluctance to tackle inequality.
  • Universal Credit - Motion to Take Note 16 Nov 2017

    My Lords, I do not have the time—understandably, given the pressure of other debates—to challenge so many of the assertions the Minister made in her reply which I have to say, from my work on the subject, are not well founded. I thank everybody who has taken part in today’s debate. The meaningful, moving, compassionate, well-informed examples and evidence that have come from around the...

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