Baroness D'Souza

Non-affiliated Peer

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Recent appearances

  • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 19 Oct 2020

    My Lords, the Bill is littered with Henry VIII powers, the Government’s justification being that it allows for speed in decision-making and safeguards trade within the UK, notwithstanding that Parliament has already shown itself to be adept at speed in dealing with the current Covid crisis. The tendency on the part of a Government to extend their powers is a slippery slope; and power, once...
  • Afghanistan - Question 15 Oct 2020

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide assistance for (1) humanitarian, (2) development, and (3) girls’ education, work in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of peacekeeping forces.
  • Afghanistan - Question 15 Oct 2020

    I thank the noble Lord for his answer. It is firmly established that educating girls is one of the surest ways to achieve development: social, economic and political. In view of this, will Her Majesty’s Government commit to not only continuing but expanding their education programme, including female teacher training, secure school construction and vocational courses in Afghanistan?

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 September 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: Executive Director, International Centre Against Censorship. (from Number 10 press release)

Party was Crossbench until 31 Aug 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 22 May 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, House Committee (Lords) (5 Sep 2011 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Lord Speaker (5 Sep 2011 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence (28 Jun 2011 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Joint Committee on Security (26 Nov 2008 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (20 Nov 2007 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (19 Nov 2007 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (15 Nov 2007 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (13 Nov 2007 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (7 Nov 2007 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Accommodation Steering Group Committee (6 Nov 2007 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (15 Jun 2005 to 7 Dec 2016)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (24 May 2005 to 30 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords) (7 Dec 2004 to 30 Oct 2007)

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