Baroness Corston

Former MP


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Recent appearances

  • Justice: Women’s Centres - Question for Short Debate 12 Sep 2018

    My Lords, I congratulate the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester on securing this debate. I was absolutely delighted when she was appointed Bishop to women’s prisons. It is a post that she has embraced with commitment and enthusiasm. There are currently just under 4,000 women in our prisons. They serve short sentences. In 2016, 271 of them served sentences of less than two...
  • Health: Neural Tube Defects - Question 12 Sep 2018

    My Lords, to my knowledge, my noble friend Lord Rooker has raised the issue with Ministers and in this Chamber probably 15 times. What are Ministers doing with it—leaving it at home? As someone who has given birth to a stillborn child, I say to the Minister that we should do everything we can to protect women from that trauma.
  • Visas: Forced Marriages - Question 5 Sep 2018

    Is the Minister aware that Jasvinder Sanghera, the founder of the forced marriage victim support charity, accused the Home Office of failing to act? She said: “Even when officials know it’s a forced marriage, they see tradition, culture or religion and they’re reticent to deal with it. They are turning a blind eye”.

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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 68 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Corston’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 24 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 51.85% 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") 54 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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