Lord Wood of Anfield

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

  • Higher Education: New and Returning Students - Question 15 Apr 2021

    My Lords, surveys suggest that over a fifth of university students say they would need extra teaching over the summer—which I believe many of them are being offered—to catch up on lessons, tutorials and classes they may have fallen behind on over the course of the year. Will the Government provide additional financial support for students who may need to study beyond the normal academic year?
  • Music and Performing Arts Students: Visas and Work Permits - Question 11 Mar 2021

    My Lords, the Minister talked about the Government’s offer during the Brexit negotiations to incorporate the music industry into short-term business agreements, but this had precious little chance of success given the WTO most favoured nation rules. UK musicians now face not just inconvenience but an impossible and overwhelming array of obstacles. Have the Government ruled out what the vast...
  • Covid Contracts: Judicial Review - Commons Urgent Question 1 Mar 2021

    I declare an interest as director of the Good Law Project, which brought the action against the Government. Can the Minister clear up a confusion about this judicial review? In the wake of losing it, Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, refused to apologise and said that dealing with the pandemic meant that breaching the legal obligation to publish within 30 days was “the right thing to...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Affairs Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Member, EU Goods Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, SLSC Sub-Committee A (since 4 Sep 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • 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)

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