Baroness Burt of Solihull

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Equalities)

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Women’s Suffrage Centenary Fund - Question 2 Nov 2017

    My Lords, I would like to make a suggestion for commemorating that momentous day, and the cost to the state would be negligible. As we know, Nancy Astor was the first female Member of Parliament. A portrait of her introduction to the House of Commons, sponsored by Lloyd George and Arthur James Balfour, used to hang in the Commons before, scandalously, being removed in the male club atmosphere...
  • Terrorism: Sexual Violence - Question 1 Nov 2017

    My Lords, the excellent report of the Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict recommended, among other things, a review of local legislation. Will the Minister update the House on the Government’s progress in implementing this? Does he agree that it is in our interests to lead the international task force recommended in the Henry Jackson Society’s report to show the...
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Funerals 30 Oct 2017

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current level of protection for consumers purchasing a funeral plan, including protection from inappropriate sales and marketing practices.

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Profile

Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 November 2015

Previously MP for Solihull until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Also represented Solihull

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Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Departments: Equal Opportunities
  • UK Trade and Investment
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Departmental Contracts
  • Shareholder Executive

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Equalities) (since 28 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (10 Nov 2015 to 28 Oct 2016)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (4 Nov 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Committee (4 Mar 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (20 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party (25 Oct 2007 to 1 Nov 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (3 Aug 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (2 May 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 24 Apr 2006)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) (10 May 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)

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Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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