Baroness Blackstone

Independent Labour Peer

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  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Second Reading 20 Feb 2024

    The Minister says it is her understanding that this applies. I think her understanding is inadequate on this issue because there is nothing in this Bill that makes a clear distinction between the Occupied Territories and Israel itself. Perhaps she could come back to the House, or write to us all, when she has clarified this and set out exactly where this distinction is made.
  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Second Reading 20 Feb 2024

    This is not just a matter of waiting for Committee; this is a matter of clearing up something very fundamental following questions that have been raised at Second Reading.
  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Second Reading 20 Feb 2024

    My Lords, from time to time, bad Bills are introduced, and they have become more frequent over the past 10 years, but in my many years in this House I have not witnessed any worse than this one. It denies the principles of an open society in which freedom of expression is valued and in which ethical considerations are deemed to be valid in decision-making by public bodies. It is shameful in...

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Independent Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 March 1987

Party was Labour until 1 Jan 2018

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Affairs Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords) (since 7 Dec 2004)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee ( 1 Jul 2019 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee (17 May 2018 to 26 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (23 Oct 2017 to 4 Jun 2018)
  • Member, Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee (25 May 2016 to 5 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee ( 8 Jan 2014 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (16 May 2013 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Public Service and Demographic Change Committee (29 May 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
  • Minister of State (the Arts), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts) (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (Education and Employment), Department for Education and Employment ( 5 May 1997 to 11 Jun 2001)

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