Baroness Sherlock

Opposition Senior Whip (Lords)

Labour Peer

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  • Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve 11 Feb 2019

    My Lords, I too thank the Minister for that introduction. As we have heard, the purpose of the first set of regulations is to make changes to the rates, limits and thresholds for national insurance contributions and provide for a Treasury grant to be paid if necessary. Given the impact of inflation on household incomes, coupled with the poor wage growth over the last decade, we are of course...
  • Benefit Reforms - Question 10 Jan 2019

    My Lords, I have spent time in food banks. I have seen working parents embarrassed and ashamed at having to go there to bring home food for their children. I do not think that anyone goes to a food bank unless they are desperate. The Minister mentioned working parents getting childcare support. Parents of very young children are now required to take a job when their youngest child is three....
  • Universal Credit - Statement 8 Jan 2019

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for repeating that Answer. I woke on Sunday to news suggesting that universal credit rollout was being delayed. Joy, I confess, was unconfined in Sherlock Towers and doubtless all around the land. But it was not so. It seems that the Government are pressing ahead with the 1.4 million people currently getting universal credit, and another 1.5 million people will...

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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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