Lord Wood of Anfield

Labour Peer


Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Affairs Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 31 Jan 2024)
  • Member, EU Goods Sub-Committee (23 Apr 2020 to 31 Mar 2021)
  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee ( 2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee ( 1 Jul 2019 to 31 Mar 2021)
  • Member, SLSC Sub-Committee A ( 4 Sep 2018 to 30 Apr 2019)
  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (25 May 2016 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) (17 Oct 2011 to 27 May 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (17 Oct 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)

Recent appearances

  • Children and Young People: Local Authority Care - Motion to Take Note 18 Apr 2024

    My Lords, I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Laming, for this timely debate—to use the cliché, The sad truth about our children’s care system is that it is always timely because the crisis just keeps going and getting worse. The basic statistics, some of which the noble Lord, Lord Laming, referred to earlier, make very grim reading. Some 84,000 children are now in care—up 20% in a...
  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Second Reading 20 Feb 2024

    My Lords, it is rare that a Bill with such a prosaic and innocuous title contains within it such varied threats to foundational democratic principles and practices. This is a Bill that, in the name of defending the rights of a particular minority, infringes those rights and the rights of us all, while establishing multiple dangerous precedents. I start with the logic of the Bill, which...
  • Gaza: Humanitarian Situation - Question for Short Debate 8 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I will specifically ask about the Government’s decision to suspend funding for UNRWA after the very serious allegations of involvement by UNRWA staff in the horrific attacks on 7 October. I have four questions for the Minister. First, did the UK Government see any direct evidence provided by the Israeli Government, and was that the basis of their decision to suspend funding?...

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