Baroness Wheeler

Shadow Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

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

  • Covid-19: Test and Trace App - Private Notice Question 22 Jun 2020

    My Lords, the PNQ refers to the lessons learned. One key one—[Inaudible]—launch of a system that was not ready and serious IT—
  • Covid-19: Test and Trace App - Private Notice Question 22 Jun 2020

    My Lords, the PNQ refers to lessons learned. A key one from the sorry story of the NHS app is that the Government should have involved local councils in the trace and contact system from the outset and used the decentralised local PHE expertise and knowledge of infection control already in place. Instead, we had a chaotic government launch of a system that was not ready, with serious IT...
  • Covid-19: Track and Trace System - Question 18 Jun 2020

    My Lords, the ambition of the Minister, reported yesterday, to get a national “track and trace” system going before the winter is in marked contrast to the hype and promises of the test trial launched in May, when Matt Hancock promised that where the Isle of Wight leads, Britain follows—though obviously now not until Christmas. Does the Minister acknowledge that the failure to have an...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Services Committee (since 6 Dec 2018)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health and Social Care) (since 4 Jun 2018)
  • Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Lords) (since 31 Jan 2018)
  • Opposition Senior Whip (Lords) (since 1 Apr 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] Committee (5 Sep 2011 to 1 Dec 2011)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (8 Oct 2010 to 1 Apr 2014)

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