Baroness Jones of Whitchurch

Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Labour Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 20 Jan 2022

    Supply chain issues in the food and farming sector identified by the National Farmers Union and the British Retail Consortium and plans to prepare a long-term solution to these issues – Baroness Jones of Whitchurch. Oral questions
  • Farming Industry: Support - Question for Short Debate 11 Jan 2022

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Redesdale, and all noble Lords who have spoken in this debate. I declare an interest through my involvement at Rothamsted. Last year, we supported the NFU’s powerful campaign for Britain’s high animal welfare and food standards to be protected by law in the Agriculture Bill. Sadly, the Government rejected that call. Instead, the compromise Trade and...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Waste Disposal 23 Dec 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, how they will evaluate the requirements on water companies in the Environment Act 2021 to make progressive reductions in sewage dumping.

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 July 2006

Positions held at time of appointment: Director of Policy & Public Affairs, UNISON. (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (17 Oct 2011 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (13 Oct 2010 to 13 Oct 2014)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (8 Oct 2010 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (24 Nov 2009 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) (13 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (14 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (21 Nov 2006 to 12 Nov 2009)

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