Baroness Howarth of Breckland

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Adult Social Care - Question 11 Jul 2018

    My Lords, it is good to be back, but very depressing to find that some of the things that were happening when I left are very much the same as I return—in particular, in respect of the Green Paper. The world may be changing radically in other ways, but I find that we have yet another Green Paper to add to the pile of other reports on adult social care. I briefly pay tribute to the health...
  • Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) 8 Nov 2016

    My Lords, I do not have a prepared speech. I came today to listen to the arguments, because this issue is difficult and finely balanced. I think that the Government have come a long way and listened extraordinarily carefully over the summer. I was able to come in during my holiday, to be seen and listened to by officials and to have my hopes and fears for social work heard. I think that a...
  • Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) 8 Nov 2016

    My Lords, briefly, I support the noble Baroness. I know that the Government are committed to both safeguarding and equality, and this is a safeguarding and equality issue. It has always amazed me, after my years in Cafcass—I am sure the noble Baroness, Lady Tyler, would agree with this—that women who suffer domestic violence, whose children are often likely to face that violence, must...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 July 2001

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 9 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, European Union Committee (13 Nov 2007 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (8 Dec 2003 to 8 Apr 2010)

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