Lord Bird

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • Homelessness - Question 21 May 2019

    My Lords, is the Minister aware that there are an enormous number of mental health problems on the streets, and that we should see young people—and not-so-young people—on the streets as an extension of our A&E department? As soon as we try to direct some energy towards the health issues of those people, we will be able to get them off the streets.
  • Child Poverty - Question 21 May 2019

    My Lords, if we were to tackle the low-wage economy and the low social security economy that goes with it, we would lift people out of poverty. There is no way that young people can go to school and lead a full life if their parents are on, at best, between £5 and £9 an hour.
  • Equality of Opportunity for Young People - Motion to Take Note 16 May 2019

    I welcome the opportunity to speak in this debate and am very glad that the noble Baroness, Lady Grender, managed to secure it. Two and a half hours is certainly not long enough to talk about what the young people of tomorrow or today should be getting out of society and life—I am sorry about my voice, I have a bit of a throat. I am interested in the word “equality”. Is it equality...

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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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