Baroness Harris of Richmond

Liberal Democrat Peer

General Election 2024

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 9 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (29 Oct 2019 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) ( 1 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Deputy Speaker in the Lords, Deputy spokesperson for Northern Ireland, Home Affairs spokesperson for police matters ( 6 Feb 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Deputy spokesperson for Northern Ireland, Home Affairs team member for police matters (30 Jan 2009 to 6 Feb 2009)
  • Spokesperson for Northern Ireland, Spokesperson for the Home Office ( 8 Jan 2009 to 30 Jan 2009)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (18 Dec 2008 to 5 Mar 2018)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees ( 9 Dec 2008 to 5 Mar 2018)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Scottish and Northern Ireland Affairs ( 6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (15 Nov 2007 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (15 Nov 2007 to 1 May 2012)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Northern Ireland Affairs ( 5 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Police), Home Affairs ( 1 Jun 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Whip ( 1 Jun 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Northern Ireland Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Other Whip (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (26 Nov 2003 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, European Union Committee (12 Dec 2000 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F ( 8 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)

Recent appearances

  • Pollution in Rivers and Regulation of Private Water Companies - Motion to Take Note 29 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I too thank my noble friend Lady Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville for her excellent speech and for securing this important debate. It follows on from the one held in the Chamber on “Water and Sewage Companies: Directors’ Remuneration” on 22 February. I urge your Lordships to read that debate closely. I will talk about my local river, the River Swale, said to be the...
  • Fire Safety Regulations and Guidance - Motion to Take Note 14 Dec 2023

    My Lords, I too thank my noble friend Lord Goddard for initiating this debate and for his powerful opening speech, which is a reminder to us all of the devastation that fire can cause. None of us will ever forget the appalling loss of life in the Grenfell fire, which has already been referred to extensively. Out of that has come a recognition that much more needs to be done to ensure that all...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Employment Agencies 21 Nov 2023

    To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to support flexi-job agencies for apprenticeships, particularly for SME employers in rural areas and regions.

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