Baroness Watkins of Tavistock


Recent appearances

  • Benefit Rate Freeze - Question 30 Oct 2017

    My Lords, can the Minister comment on the intergenerational difference? Many pensioners pay 40p in the pound in tax and get significant rises because of the triple lock, whereas some of the poorest families who have been referred to recently are having their income reduced in relation to inflation?
  • NHS: Winter Staffing Levels - Question 26 Oct 2017

    My Lords, will the Minister join me in acknowledging the stance being taken by the NMC in seriously considering changes to the English language test to make it more relevant to nursing practice, while maintaining patient safety? This has the potential to increase significantly the recruitment of overseas nurses in the UK. I also seek assurance that the Government will not cut investment in...
  • European Council - Statement 23 Oct 2017

    My Lords, will the Minister explain whether the Cabinet and the Prime Minister understand the uncertainty that EU citizens here feel at the moment? They do not understand what settled status means and whether it means that they can go back to their own countries later on if they want to. I spent last weekend visiting someone in one of the large teaching hospitals. Three out of the five...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 December 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Licensing Act 2003 Committee (25 May 2016 to 4 Apr 2017)


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