Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Railways: Driver-Only Operated Trains - Question 8 Feb 2023

    My Lords, I travel to your Lordships’ House on the train most days. Not so long ago, I was travelling on a very crowded train when the young woman next to me completely passed out. We were crowded shoulder to shoulder. I did not know whether she had had some sort of attack or simply fainted. There was no means of getting the guard’s attention—there was no guard. Now, the young woman...
  • Public Order Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 117 13 Dec 2022

    My Lords, I had no intention of speaking on this amendment, but I feel I must, because my late husband, Philip Bassett, was an industrial journalist who covered many strikes, most significantly, I suppose, given what we are discussing, the miners’ strike, which the whole team of industrial journalists on the Financial Times covered. If this legislation stands the way the Government have...
  • Police: Vetting, Misconduct and Misogyny - Private Notice Question 2 Nov 2022

    My Lords, listening to the Minister’s answers, one could be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that he is saying that the Government have no responsibility for this. I find that quite extraordinary. Why can the Government not bring forward a legislative framework to ensure that these sorts of police abuses cannot occur?

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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)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, AI in Weapon Systems Committee (31 Jan 2023 to 16 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee (15 Oct 2020 to 24 Nov 2021)
  • 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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