Lord Collins of Highbury

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Labour Peer

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (since 9 Jul 2024)
  • Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (since 9 Jul 2024)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (since 9 Jul 2024)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 22 Feb 2022)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (since 3 Nov 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Restoration and Renewal Programme Board Committee (22 Feb 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (21 Feb 2023 to 5 Jul 2024)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (21 Feb 2023 to 26 Oct 2023)
  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (20 Oct 2021 to 5 Jul 2024)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development) ( 2 Sep 2020 to 5 Jul 2024)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (15 Apr 2020 to 29 Sep 2020)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Lords) ( 1 Sep 2016 to 8 Nov 2021)
  • 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)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (17 Oct 2011 to 5 Jul 2024)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Industrial Disputes 24 May 2024

    To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the right to take industrial action in the UK, as set out by Convention 87 of the International Labour Organization, is protected.
  • Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Industrial Disputes 24 May 2024

    To ask His Majesty's Government what, if any, representations they have made in relation to the International Court of Justice case relating to the right to take industrial action under the International Labour Organization’s Convention 87.
  • Israel and Gaza - Statement 22 May 2024

    My Lords, the focus of all politicians should be on achieving an immediate ceasefire to end the war in Gaza, free the hostages, alleviate the humanitarian crisis and create a pathway towards a lasting political solution. In March, the Foreign Secretary said that we needed to work with our international partners to give hope to that process and to move towards recognising a Palestinian state,...

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