Lord Collins of Highbury

Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development)

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Afghanistan - Question 15 Oct 2020

    My Lords, President Ashraf Ghani referred to climate change as one of the five drivers of turmoil in his country and highlighted recent droughts and floods. Can the Minister say what support we are giving to Afghanistan in response to these humanitarian crises, not just with funding, because I hear what he says about the pledging conference, but regarding expertise to help mitigate some of...
  • Covid-19: Access to Vaccine - Question 15 Oct 2020

    My Lords, the Minister just mentioned Gavi. I received its briefing this morning, which announced that 181 countries have signed up to the COVAX Facility. I welcome the UK’s leadership on this, but one country is missing: the United States. What are we doing to ensure that the United States joins the global economy in the fight against this pandemic?
  • Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict - Question 12 Oct 2020

    My Lords, perhaps I may pick up on the call by the noble Baroness, Lady Anelay, for specific action in relation to this policy report. Yemen is still the biggest humanitarian crisis we face, with women and children suffering in particular because of the collapse of the health system. What are we doing to ensure that we are able to respond to the crisis in infrastructure and make sure that...

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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)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Lords) (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 17 Oct 2011)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (15 Apr 2020 to 29 Sep 2020)
  • 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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