Baroness Sherlock

Opposition Senior Whip (Lords)

Labour Peer

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  • Extreme Poverty and Human Rights: United Nations Report - Question 19 Jun 2019

    My Lords, perhaps I may offer the Minister a quote about the report: “we did a fact check of that report. He made a lot of good points. It was factually correct … in terms of the facts, of austerity, cuts to local government funding, of the reliance that we have on the labour market and the risk that we face if there was a recession, all of those things were really good points that we...
  • Children Living in Poverty - Question 17 Jun 2019

    My Lords, the Minister has talked a lot about what the Government are doing to help people in jobs, but if the aim is to get families out of poverty, it is not working. The facts are clear: people are simply moving from one kind of poverty into another—that is, from out-of-work poverty into in-work poverty. The impact on children is very serious. Did the Minister see the recent research in...
  • Employment - Motion to Take Note 6 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Leigh, for getting this debate off the ground, and I thank all noble Lords who have contributed to it. It has been much more interesting than I expected, and I do not mean that rudely. I feared we might get rather more Whips’ hand-out speeches, but in fact we have heard some very interesting speeches—that sounds more patronising than I meant it...

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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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