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Lord Larry Whitty

Lord Larry Whitty

Lord Larry Whitty

Company: Commission for Customers in Vulnerable Circumstances

Job title: Chair


After earlier jobs in the aviation industry and the civil service and a degree in economics from St John’s College Cambridge, Larry Whitty started working for the trade union movement in 1970. He became general secretary of the Labour Party in 1984. After 1994 he acted as Tony Blair’s contact with European matters and became a member of the House of Lords in 1996. After the 1997 election he served as Lords spokesperson in the Foreign Office, a transport and environment minister and as agriculture and environment minister. After leaving the government in 2005, he became chair of the National Consumer Council and Consumer Focus and board member of Ofwat and the Environment Agency. He also has served as chair or trustee of several charities in the fields of environment, fuel poverty and energy efficiency and on the board of companies dealing with energy efficiency and water retail. He is currently a member of the House of Lords EU Select Committee and chair of its committee on the internal market, dealing intensively with Brexit and related matters.


Panel debate: Vulnerability Commission Report 1:35 pm

A short talk from members of the Commission on the key aspects of the report, followed by the other panel members briefly sharing their takeaways from the report before opening the rest of the time to debate.Read more

day: 27 June 2019