Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Primary Care: Quality and Access Improvements - Question 21 Jul 2022

    My Lords, would the Minister be kind enough to address the question asked by my noble friend Lord Winston, which was specifically whether or not the Government support a Select Committee being established to look at the current difficulties for GPs? That was the specific point put, and maybe she would be kind enough to answer it.
  • Gambling White Paper - Question 20 Jul 2022

    The Minister has said that he needs better data. What better data does he require than the fact that 60,000 children in this country are addicted to gambling? Surely, for most of us, that data is sufficient for the Government to be taking far stronger action than he has outlined.
  • Bread and Flour Regulations: Folic Acid - Question 6 Jul 2022

    My Lords, the noble Lord will have followed the argument of my noble friend Lord Rooker for a very long time. Actually, he is one of the very few Ministers that I hope will not resign, because he is always honest and clear with this House and has a level of respect which Ministers in another place perhaps do not have. But I ask him quite sincerely: does he really want the risk of another 500...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1996

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 20 Jul 2021)
  • Member, Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee (since 15 Oct 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (26 May 2016 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, The Arctic Committee (11 Dec 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, The Arctic Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 4 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (6 Jul 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (1 Feb 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (24 Nov 2009 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, European Union Committee (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (24 May 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Minister of State (Middle East) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Minister of State (Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (11 Jun 2001 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Trade), Department of Trade and Industry (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister for Trade and Investment and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (also Department of Trade and Industry) (8 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (Trade and Investment) Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (also FCO) (8 Jun 2001 to 6 Jun 2003)
  • Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (8 Jun 2001 to 30 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Defence Procurement), Ministry of Defence (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)

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