Baroness Deech

Crossbench Peer

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 25 October 2005

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Services Committee (28 Jan 2021 to 31 Jan 2024)
  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee ( 2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Chair, Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 15 Mar 2016)
  • Chair, Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 15 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Joint Committee) ( 9 May 2007 to 8 Aug 2007)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (23 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (23 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (23 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)

Recent appearances

  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 17 Apr 2024

    I will be brief because the night is late, and I am provincial and have to get a train. I have done a lot of research into what allegedly changed South Africa, and the majority of the writings were that it was not sanctions. What changed life there was having two leaders of moral stature who were prepared to talk to each other, which we do not have in the Middle East. As far as the noble...
  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 17 Apr 2024

    The environment is bad in Gaza, but this Bill is about boycotts. Now, no less a moral authority than Helen Suzman said that boycotts do not work. In 1987, she said: “If there were any chance that sanctions would dismantle apartheid, I would be the first to support them. But reducing South Africa to a wasteland would lead not to a nonracial democracy but to more oppression and misery”. A...
  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 17 Apr 2024

    My Lords, environmental matters are of course very serious, but the question is whether boycotts work. The speech by the noble Lord, Lord Hain, shows the determination on the part of some in this House to boycott Israel come what may. However, if you look at the list of the most polluting and environmentally damaged countries in the world, Israel does not feature, and the degradation in...

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