Baroness Corston

Former MP

Labour

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Recent appearances

  • Technical Education - Question 5 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I had the privilege to chair your Lordships’ Social Mobility Committee, of which the noble Lord, Lord Farmer, was a member. One of the recommendations we made was that young people should have life skills education at school, but the Government did not accept it. In our evidence sessions with employers, we found that they unanimously valued life skills education, which helps...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Civil Disorder 4 Apr 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has been paid to Carillion as a result of damage to prison property during disorders and riots in the last five years.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Civil Disorder 4 Apr 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the amount of money likely to be paid to Carillion as a result of prison disorders and riots in the last five years.

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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

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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 56 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Corston’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 68 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 WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 51.07% 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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