Baroness Wheatcroft

Crossbench Peer

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 January 2011

Party was Conservative until 11 Nov 2019; Non-affiliated until 4 Jan 2021

Currently held offices

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee ( 8 Dec 2015 to 4 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (25 Nov 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee ( 8 Jan 2014 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee (16 May 2013 to 6 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee ( 4 Dec 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (17 Oct 2012 to 3 Dec 2014)
  • Member, Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Jun 2012 to 24 Jul 2012)
  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)

Recent appearances

  • Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 39 19 Feb 2024

    My Lords, the monitoring committee consists of four people, two of whom are apparently in the pay of the Rwandan Government. Can the Minister reassure us that he thinks it will be completely unbiased?
  • Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 18 14 Feb 2024

    The noble Lord referred to Human Rights Watch. I assume that he has read its report on 2022, which stated of Rwanda: “Arbitrary detention and ill-treatment in unofficial detention facilities were common”. That may not fit with financial services thriving, but it does not point to a safe country.
  • NHS Eating Disorder Services - Question for Short Debate 29 Jun 2023

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Parminter, for securing this important debate. I welcome the Minister to his position and hope that he finds this a congenial setting in which to make his maiden speech. I start on a positive note. My daughter, like Rose, suffered from anorexia for a long time. She was in a secure unit for nearly a year, and I shall be for ever indebted to Professor...

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