Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve

Crossbench Peer

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  • European University Institute (EU Exit) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve 15 Nov 2022

    My Lords, this affects a very small number of people, yet it seems manifestly unfair as between those people. I do not understand why it was necessary to negotiate a cessation of terms and conditions that bore, in very differentiated ways, on different current members of staff of the EUI. I remind noble Lords that the “EU” in EUI does not stand for “European Union” but for the first...
  • Education: Philosophy - Question 1 Nov 2022

    My Lords, I think I have an interest to declare as the only surviving professional philosopher in the House. When I joined your Lordships’ House there were four of us, but the others are no longer with us. So much for the interest. My question is: does the Minister think that what we might call the A-levelisation of philosophy teaching in schools has, on balance, been beneficial, or not?
  • Freedom of Expression (Communications and Digital Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 27 Oct 2022

    My Lords, this is a rich, detailed and informative report, yet one underlying issue has perhaps gone to the margins: the focus on freedom of expression. Nowadays, we often use the term “freedom of expression” as though it were a synonym for freedom of speech. I note that communication involves two parties—not merely those who express themselves, the originators, but the recipients. This...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Member, Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct (since 7 Jun 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 20 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (25 Nov 2009 to 13 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (6 May 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, BBC Charter Review Committee (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)

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