Baroness Boothroyd

Former Crossbench Peer

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 16 January 2001

Previously MP for West Bromwich West until 23 October 2000 — Resigned

Left the House of Lords on 26 February 2023

Entered the House of Commons on 24 May 1973 — unknown

Party was Speaker until 23 Oct 2000

Also represented West Bromwich West; West Bromwich

Other offices held in the past

  • Speaker of the House of Commons ( 9 Apr 1992 to 23 Oct 2000)
  • Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means) ( 1 Jul 1987 to 1 Apr 1992)
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 15 Nov 1988)
  • Member, Court of Referees (17 Jun 1987 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee ( 1 Aug 1981 to 31 Jul 1987)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs ( 3 May 1979 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee ( 3 May 1979 to 3 Apr 1981)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Overseas Development Sub-Committee ( 3 May 1979 to 29 Oct 1980)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (23 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Sound Broadcasting Committee ( 1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (24 Oct 1974 to 4 Nov 1975)

Recent appearances

  • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 19 Oct 2020

    My Lords, I was elected to Parliament some 47 years ago and have witnessed nine Prime Ministers tread the steps of No. 10 Downing Street. However, never in my parliamentary experience have I witnessed such a collapse of the people’s trust in a Government who promised so much and so quickly and who are now groping for desperate solutions to problems that they said would not arise or, if they...
  • Road Closures in Central London - Private Notice Question 8 Oct 2019

    My Lords, as Speaker of the House of Commons over many years I read out the sessional orders that were accepted by the House at the beginning of every Session. Later that day it was always confirmed to me that they had been received by the police, were understood and were being carried out. I am not an anti-demonstrator. I confess to your Lordships with pride that, as a young person, I...
  • Baroness Boothroyd 8 Oct 2019

    Thank you very much indeed.

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