Baroness Jay of Paddington

Labour Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • House of Lords Appointments Commission - Private Notice Question 5 Jan 2021

    My Lords, I do not normally support political conspiracy theories but the Prime Minister’s recent actions lend substance to the now widespread view that he is deliberately trying to undermine the credibility of this House and its institutions. I echo the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, in asking what will be done to restore confidence. In particular, how will the Leader of the House, who, as...
  • Official Development Assistance - Statement 2 Dec 2020

    My Lords, I too am concerned about the lack of clarity about where the axe will fall on the UK’s very effective aid programme. Is the Minister able to give specific examples of where the severe cuts may occur? For instance, will women’s education funding be at the same sort of level or a much lower one? In health, will maintaining help with Covid mean reducing HIV/AIDS projects when their...
  • Covid-19 Regulations: Assisted Deaths Abroad - Commons Urgent Question 10 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I am generally encouraged and relieved by the Government’s responses on this Statement, particularly the point made in the Commons by the Secretary of State that assisted dying must be considered in the general discussion of good end of life care. I hear the Minister say that a formal review is not planned, but when the Government come to look at the concerns about death and...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1992

Currently held offices

  • Member, COVID-19 Committee (since 11 Jun 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 9 Sep 2019)
  • Member, Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 20 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (25 May 2016 to 5 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Extradition Law Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 25 Feb 2015)
  • Chair, Constitution Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 14 May 2014)
  • Chair, Constitution Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (25 Nov 2009 to 22 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill (30 Nov 2004 to 7 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Finance and Staff Sub Committee (17 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (15 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (26 Nov 1998 to 11 Feb 2001)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (6 Oct 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • President of the Council, Privy Council Office (27 Jul 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal (27 Jul 1998 to 6 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (9 Jun 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (5 Jun 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Minister of State, Department of Health (5 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (2 May 1997 to 26 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Medical Ethics Select Committee (22 Nov 1993 to 31 Jan 1994)

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