Baroness Rendell of Babergh

Former Labour Peer


Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Left the House of Lords on 2 May 2015 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (16 May 2012 to 2 May 2015)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (15 Nov 2007 to 20 Jun 2012)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (24 Jan 2002 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (17 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (10 Dec 1998 to 18 Nov 2004)

Recent appearances

  • Female Genital Mutilation — Question 12 Feb 2014

    My Lords, far from being almost eliminated, the practice of FGM continues and, indeed, is on the increase. The cause is largely because more communities are coming into the country and bringing this culture with them. Enormous publicity has been given to FGM lately, which one is glad to see, but that does not deal with the basic problem. Does the Minister agree that the best thing would be a...
  • Female Genital Mutilation — Question for Short Debate 4 Dec 2013

    My Lords, female genital mutilation has been perpetrated on girls since ancient times. The first known instance of it was seen on an Egyptian mummy dating from 200 BC. The UN has recognised FGM as torture and in calling for its elimination describes it as cruel, inhumane and degrading to women. The first law criminalising FGM in the United Kingdom was passed in 1985, the second 18 years...
  • Female Genital Mutilation — Question 28 Nov 2013

    My Lords, this case has come to my attention from Kuria East, where a law against FGM has been passed only recently, and yet eight people are awaiting trial. A girl of 13 called Esther was mutilated by a circumciser at the request of her parents. She haemorrhaged so badly that her parents took her to hospital. They were arrested, charged and prosecuted. They were both sentenced to three...

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