Lord Collins of Highbury

Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development)

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 13 Oct 2021

    Government strategy for the Nutrition for Growth Summit in Tokyo in December – Lord Collins of Highbury. Oral questions
  • Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy - Question 15 Sep 2021

    My Lords, last week I raised the vulnerability of the LGBT community in Afghanistan with the FCDO Minister, and I called on him to work with the Home Office to ensure that the resettlement scheme can help. Can the Minister tell us what cross-departmental work has taken place since to help to facilitate safe passage for the LGBT community, including, as the noble Baroness, Lady Sugg,...
  • Human Rights Priority Countries - Question 13 Sep 2021

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has made to its counterparts in the human rights priority countries listed in its report Human Rights and Democracy Report 2020, published on 8 July; and what assessment they have made of the potential for inserting clauses on human rights into future trade agreements with human...

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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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