Baroness Gardner of Parkes

Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Covid-19: Creative Industries - Question 22 Sep 2020

    My Lords, the Minister has already made clear some of the points I was going to ask her about. But is she aware of the extent to which the creative industries have helped both the physical and mental well-being of the young and the old during lockdown? It is essential—I hope she will make this point again—that this important aspect is not overlooked and that the Government continue to...
  • Health Care: Guidance - Question 21 Sep 2020

    My Lords, having been a NHS dentist for many years, I was disappointed that dentists were not allowed to keep their practices open during the lockdown period. A number of people sought my advice, which may have helped them but may not have. In past cases where there has been cause for alarm, in dentistry, like in every other part of the medical profession, they arranged a rota system. The...
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion 18 Sep 2020

    [Inaudible] the regulations and amendments that the Minister has moved, together with the clarity they bring. However, in future we should seek to ensure that regulations swiftly follow any announcement. My family tell me that too often they see young people, particularly young men, not wearing masks when required. This selfish behaviour puts others at risk. With the rise in the number of...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1981

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (9 Jun 2010 to 27 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (11 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (8 Jun 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (13 Nov 1984 to 1 Nov 1990)

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