Baroness D'Souza

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Motion for an Humble Address 12 Apr 2021

    My Lords, it is only now, following the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, that we can begin to appreciate the wide range of his interests, activities and achievements. He had an extraordinarily full life; he was “action man”. Prince Philip, of all people, was unsuited to conformity with some of the strictures of royal life, but he did conform, albeit in his...
  • His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Motion for an Humble Address 12 Apr 2021

    My Lords, it is only now, following the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, that we can begin to appreciate the wide range of his interests, activities and achievements. He had an extraordinarily full life; he was “action man”. Prince Philip, of all people, was unsuited to conformity with some of the strictures of royal life, but he did conform, albeit in his...
  • Yemen - Question 25 Mar 2021

    My Lords, the khat crop in Yemen is widely cultivated because it yields a greater income than food. If, however, this income falls and food prices increase due to scarcity, the inevitable consequence is widespread starvation. Will the FCDO support a return to pre-cut levels of aid and consider direct injections of cash into the market to stabilise prices and avoid the already very poor and...

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Crossbench 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; Non-affiliated until 1 Sep 2016

Currently held offices

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • 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)
  • 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, 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)
  • Convenor of the Crossbench Peers (6 Nov 2007 to 4 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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