Baroness Sherlock

Opposition Senior Whip (Lords)

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

  • Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 95 16 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I am grateful to noble Lords for raising this important issue. The review highlighted how many of the Windrush generation suffered so much, starting with stress and anxiety and leading too often to loss of livelihood and even separation from home and family. It therefore seems a fitting way to end the Committee stage, because it is a reminder to all of us of the consequences of...
  • Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 86 16 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, for raising these issues. I specified my concerns on delegated powers in relation to social security in my speech on the previous group, so I will not repeat them. However, I asked a number of specific questions in that speech, not all of which the Minister managed to answer. Will she commit to respond to each of them in writing before we get...
  • Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 84 16 Sep 2020

    My Lords, it is good to have a chance to explore the social security part of this Bill at last. I will speak to the Clause 5 stand part amendment, to which I have attached my name, and to my Amendment 91, to which my noble friend Lord Rosser has added his name and which would sunset the powers in Clause 5(1). There are two minimum steps that Ministers need to take if they want to keep Clause...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • Opposition Senior Whip (Lords) (since 27 May 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 8 Oct 2013)

Other offices held in the past

  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (18 Mar 2013 to 27 May 2015)

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