Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Schools: Free School Meals - Question 22 May 2019

    My Lords, the Minister failed to answer the question that my noble friend Lady Lister asked. She gave evidence of discriminatory practices and the Minister said they could not possibly exist. Will he please look into the allegations that my noble friend made and answer the question? If this is going on, does he believe it is fair? It is a simple question and it deserves a simple answer.
  • Spending Review: Intergenerational Fairness and Well-being - Question 20 May 2019

    My Lords, does the noble Lord agree that one of the most important problems here is the enormous debts that young people are building up through university charges? Our generation did not face such huge debts but the next generation does. As far as I can see that is one of the most important issues. I wonder what the noble Lord thinks about that point.
  • Plastics: Reduction in Use - Question 7 May 2019

    My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe, consistently made the point—from the Minister’s Benches—that there should be a national policy on how we dispose of plastics. That has been consistently resisted on those Benches and made a matter for local authorities. I do not know whether the Minister does his own weekly shopping, but it is enormously difficult to buy fruit and...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1996

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (since 26 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 Committee (Lords) (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)
  • 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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