Baroness Corston

Former MP


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Recent appearances

  • Foreign Policy: Support for UK Businesses in Global Trade - Question 14 Nov 2017

    My Lords, last week the US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, spoke at the CBI conference. He said that the United States could become the United Kingdom’s number one trading partner post Brexit so long as we abandoned EU-style regulations and standards. Will this be the Government’s approach?
  • Domestic Violence: Victims - Question 12 Sep 2017

    My Lords, if what the noble Lord said in response to my noble friend Lady Donaghy is right, why did women’s refuges, when surveyed, say that their biggest problem was the uncertainty around future funding cuts and present funding cuts? Can the Minister explain?
  • Istanbul Convention - Question 12 Jul 2017

    I note that the Minister refers to legislation in 2012. How many women’s refuges have closed since then? Many of us would feel a lot more optimistic about the Minister’s Answer to the Question if under the coalition and this Government so many women’s refuges had not had to close through lack of funding. How many new refuges will there be?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2005

Previously MP for Bristol East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Bristol East, 1992-2005. Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, 1997-2001; Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party, 2001- 2005. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Bristol East


Currently held offices

  • Member, Constitution Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Social Mobility Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 16 Mar 2016)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (10 Nov 2014 to 11 Nov 2014)
  • Chair, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (21 May 2013 to 10 Nov 2014)
  • Member, European Union Committee (16 May 2013 to 27 Nov 2014)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (26 Jul 2012 to 21 May 2013)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2009 to 4 Jul 2013)
  • Chairman, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (5 Nov 2001 to 5 May 2005)
  • Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party (7 Jun 2001 to 5 May 2005)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (17 Jan 2001 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee (26 Oct 1992 to 15 Dec 1996)


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  • Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Corston’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 28 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 51.02% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 16 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 49 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

6. Overseas visits
18-25 September 2004, to Hong Kong, sponsored by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administration Region. (Registered 4 October 2004)
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Barrister at Law (no longer practising).

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