Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

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  • Schools: Funding Formula - Question 21 Mar 2017

    My Lords, does the Minister accept that these proposals have a disproportionate effect on small primary schools in rural areas? I declare an interest because the school in my village, of Vernham Dean in Hampshire, will have suffered a cut of £64,000 in relation to the money that was available to it only a year-and-a-half ago. I wonder whether the Minister can accept that these proposals...
  • European Council - Statement 14 Mar 2017

    My Lords, there is no reference in this Statement to any joint European response to the appalling famine in South Sudan. This is the first declaration of famine in the world for a number of years, and 2 million people are at imminent risk of starvation. Was this simply ignored in the meeting last week? Was it discussed in the margins? I am bound to say I was very surprised not to see any...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Commons Reasons 13 Mar 2017

    My Lords, the notes to Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty say that, “the Council needs to obtain the European Parliament’s consent … voting by a simple majority of the votes cast, before it can conclude the withdrawal agreement”. That means that all Members of the European Parliament, including of course UK Members, have the legal right to vote on any final agreement, or...

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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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