Baroness Morris of Bolton

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement 31 Jan 2023

    Before I call this urgent business, I understand that an appeal against sentence has been made in the case of Jordan McSweeney. That means that the case is covered by the House’s sub judice resolution. Given the importance of this issue, the Lord Speaker is content for this to go ahead, but I ask noble Lords not to refer specifically to the case of Jordan McSweeney.
  • Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Report: Amendment 28 25 Jan 2023

    My Lords, if Amendment 28 is agreed to, I cannot call Amendments 29 and 30 for reasons of pre-emption.
  • Rail Strikes: Impact Assessment - Question 8 Dec 2022

    My Lords, one of the consequences of the rail strikes over Christmas is that more people will take to the roads. Quite often, they will be people who do not regularly drive and who have to travel long distances. I understand that the people who monitor our smart motorways are also going on strike. What are the Government doing to keep people safe if they break down on the smart motorway network?

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: Vice Chairman, Conservative Party. (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 29 Nov 2010)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 2 Jun 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Services Committee (11 Jul 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Chair, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (26 May 2016 to 13 Sep 2016)
  • Chair, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (26 May 2016 to 13 Sep 2016)
  • Member, European Union Committee (25 May 2016 to 13 Sep 2016)
  • Member, Affordable Childcare Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Soft Power Committee (16 May 2013 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2010 to 9 Mar 2011)
  • - Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Also Shadow Minister for Women), Health (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Work and Pensions (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • - Shadow Work and Pensions Spokesman, Health (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions (24 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Health (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Children, Schools and Families (9 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Education (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Children), Health (16 Dec 2005 to 11 Jan 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Women), Trade & Industry (16 Dec 2005 to 11 Jan 2007)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Education (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Family & Children, Health (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Deputy Chief Whip, Whips (20 May 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Vice-Chairman (Candidates), Conservative Party (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Whip, Whips (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)

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