Baroness Northover

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

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  • Yemen: Humanitarian and Political Situation - Statement 20 Nov 2017

    My Lords, I too thank the Minister for repeating the Statement. Yemen now faces an intensified blockade. As he indicated, the UN estimates that 7 million are at risk of dying from starvation. As he has said, Yemen imports up to 90% of its daily needs, including fuel. The situation is therefore appalling. What is the upshot of the recent discussions, which the Minister mentioned, that...
  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - Statement 13 Nov 2017

    My Lords, I am glad that the right honourable Foreign Secretary has now apologised for his Statement to the Foreign Affairs Committee and for the “anguish”, as he put it, it has caused. He said in the Commons—I listened to it just now—that he got it wrong, and accepts that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was on holiday, of course, visiting her parents. But he also says that...
  • Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Second Reading 1 Nov 2017

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Ahmad, for introducing this Bill and pay tribute to all those who have spoken. I pay tribute in particular to the noble Baroness, Lady Anelay, and thank her for everything that she did in her long service as a much-respected Minister. It was a great pleasure working with her. This is the first Bill to reach the House of Lords which seeks to set into UK...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 May 2000

Positions held at time of appointment: Chair, Women's Liberal Democrats (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (since 28 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Development) (1 Jun 2015 to 28 Oct 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (4 Nov 2014 to 7 May 2015)
  • Lords Spokesperson (Women & Equalities) (7 Oct 2013 to 5 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Jun 2012 to 24 Jul 2012)
  • Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development) (5 Sep 2011 to 4 Nov 2014)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (11 May 2010 to 4 Mar 2015)
  • Spokesperson for International Development (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (9 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (15 Jun 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, International Development (22 Feb 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, International Development (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (8 Dec 2003 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Development) (9 Dec 2002 to 6 May 2010)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health) (18 Dec 2000 to 10 Oct 2002)


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