Baroness Walmsley

Co-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Healthy Homes Bill [HL] - Second Reading 15 Jul 2022

    My Lords, I too am delighted to support the noble Lord, Lord Crisp, in his campaign to ensure that all our population can live in a safe, healthy home for life, as the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett, pointed out. He has listed 11 principles which should apply to new homes to make them healthy homes. After the Grenfell disaster and the following revelation that many other homes in high-rise...
  • Cannabis: Medicinal Use - Question 12 Jul 2022

    My Lords, I understand that the MHRA is considering extending its compassionate access scheme, particularly regarding the import of Celixir20 from Israel. A number of children with rare forms of drug-resistant epilepsy rely on this medicine. Given the severity of the crisis of access to NHS prescriptions for medicinal cannabis, can the Minister ensure that there are no barriers to the MHRA...
  • Health Improvement and Food Production - Motion to Take Note 7 Jul 2022

    My Lords, I thank the Minister and everybody who has taken part in this small but perfectly formed debate. It has been cross-departmental, which is why I asked Defra to send the Minister some notes. If the Defra Minister had been responding, I think the noble Lord would have had to send him some notes, and vice versa. It was quite a difficult challenge for the Minister to have such a...

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Profile

Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 May 2000

Positions held at time of appointment: Public Relations Consultant (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (since 29 Oct 2019)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Co-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers (since 1 Oct 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 2015 to 12 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Affordable Childcare Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (25 Feb 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (25 Feb 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
  • Spokesperson for Children, Schools and Families (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Education and Children), Children, Schools and Families (5 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Education & Children), Innovation, Universities and Skills (4 Jul 2007 to 5 Jul 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Education & Children), Education & Skills (21 Mar 2006 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Children), Education & Skills (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Education & Skills (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (12 Dec 2000 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (12 Dec 2000 to 7 May 2005)

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