Baroness Williams of Crosby

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Adult Education and Lifelong Learning — Motion to Take Note 28 Jan 2016

    (Valedictory Speech) My Lords, I thank all those who are contributing to this important debate for taking a couple of seconds off each of their speeches. I apologise and I will endeavour not to take any more than a couple of seconds out of their speeches. I also thank my many friends and colleagues in the House for coming to this Thursday afternoon occasion, which I know is not the easiest to...
  • National Health Service — Motion to Take Note 14 Jan 2016

    I apologise to the noble Lord, but there is a question that is central to this: would he and his party be prepared to take part in an all-party commission, possibly a parliamentary one, in order to get the quickest possible effective answer for the terrible crisis that has been outlined in this debate?
  • National Health Service — Motion to Take Note 14 Jan 2016

    My Lords, this is a very important debate and I wish there were more time for it to be conducted. I thank the noble Lord who initiated it. However, we are living in a fairyland in which we are talking about further improvements in the NHS, most notably a 24/7 service, at a time when the existing structure is under the most desperate threat. As we all know, another £200 million is to be...

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Former Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1993

Left the House of Lords on 11 February 2016

Other offices held in the past

  • Leader In the House of Lords (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Leader, House of Lords (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (19 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (28 Jun 2001 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (28 Jun 2001 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (26 Jun 2001 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (21 Jun 2001 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords (13 Jun 2001 to 22 Jun 2004)
  • Member, European Union Committee (20 Nov 1995 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (20 Nov 1995 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (23 Nov 1993 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Secretary of State for Education and Science (10 Sep 1976 to 4 May 1979)
  • Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (8 Apr 1976 to 4 May 1979)
  • Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection (5 Mar 1974 to 9 Sep 1976)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (4 May 1973 to 28 Feb 1974)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (20 Dec 1971 to 1 Dec 1973)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1970 to 1 Mar 1981)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (20 Jun 1970 to 19 Oct 1971)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (13 Oct 1969 to 19 Jun 1970)
  • Minister of State (Department of Education and Science) (7 Jan 1967 to 13 Oct 1969)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Labour) (6 Apr 1966 to 7 Jan 1967)


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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Williams of Crosby’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 52.18% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
  • 22 people are tracking this peer
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 509 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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