Lord Collins of Highbury

Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development)

Labour Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Taiwan - Question 17 Sep 2020

    My Lords, the continued campaign to isolate Taiwan by the People’s Republic is limited not just to economic and military issues. There is, obviously, the response by the WHO. Of course, at the time of this pandemic, it is really important that Taiwan is able to input its response into the WHO. We need to ensure that this campaign of isolation does not continue. While I am on the subject of...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Weapons: Proliferation 11 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government why the counter proliferation programme has been suspended until further notice.
  • Medicines and Medical Devices Bill - Second Reading 2 Sep 2020

    My Lords, my noble friend Lord Hunt of Kings Heath mentioned the China Tribunal’s final report and its conclusions about forced organ harvesting in China. Despite the overwhelming evidence, China denies the claims, relying on the fact that the WHO cleared it of wrongdoing. In June this year, I reminded the Minister the noble Lord, Lord Ahmad, that 12 months earlier he had shared my concern...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development) (since 2 Sep 2020)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (since 15 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Lords) (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 17 Oct 2011)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (18 Sep 2015 to 2 Sep 2020)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (International Development) (18 Mar 2013 to 2 Sep 2020)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (6 Sep 2012 to 18 Mar 2013)

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