Baroness Walmsley

Co-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Biodiversity - Question 16 Sep 2020

    My Lords, the RSPB report emphasises that biodiversity is strongly linked to climate change. To meet our targets, we must take action on all fronts, including farming. In order to produce low-carbon British food, a company wants to build greenhouses in Wrexham using waste heat and emissions from the sewage works next to the site. Will the Minister support this enterprise in the interests of...
  • Covid-19 Update - Statement 10 Sep 2020

    My Lords, the Secretary of State has blamed the recent failure of laboratories to process tests in a timely way on members of the public who are not eligible—as he calls it—seeking to take a test. Is this not another example of Ministers blaming someone else for their failures? How do people know if they are not eligible? If they are concerned about something, what system is in place to...
  • Gambling Legislation - Question 10 Sep 2020

    My Lords, when the Government banned tobacco advertising on television, at that point they were convinced of the efficacy of advertising in persuading people to undertake certain activities. Eighty per cent of gambling marketing spend is now online. In 2017, about £1.2 billion was spent, and it is probably more now. Given the harm that gambling can cause to health, as well as society, will...

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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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