Lord Bird

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • Childhood Obesity - Question 15 Jul 2019

    Is it possible to consider something very clever? Rather than accepting that the poorest among us are the ones who deal with obesity, why do we not give them a Waitrose lunch and dinner and subsidise it, and stop having to pay further upline in the NHS? Why do we not start thinking globally rather than just a bit at a time?
  • Mental Illness: Job Security and Inequality - Question for Short Debate 4 Jul 2019

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of job security and reducing inequality in tackling the prevalence of mental illness.
  • Mental Illness: Job Security and Inequality - Question for Short Debate 4 Jul 2019

    My Lords, it is good that we have a report from the UN rapporteur Mr Dainius Puras. I shall refer to it very briefly because it is part of the reason why I asked for this debate. Many of us are working on mental health, but Mr Puras alerts us to looking at it not simply as a thing in itself but as an expression of all sorts of other things. If you want to sort out somebody’s mental health,...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 December 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Lord Speaker's Advisory Panel on Works of Art (since 6 Mar 2017)


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