Baroness Fookes

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 17 Jul 2019

    My Lords, as I explained at the outset, this was a point of principle about always challenging Governments when they introduce legislation to ensure that they do not go beyond the bounds of what I would call propriety—just taking off into the sunset with whatever they fancied. I am entirely with the noble Baroness: I have no wish to see this Bill deferred or put at danger in any way...
  • Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 17 Jul 2019

    My Lords, I will explain briefly the reasoning behind this amendment. During earlier stages, some concern was expressed about the meaning of certain points in the Bill, notably “travelling circus”. It was not included on the basis that this was a widely understood, everyday term, but concern was certainly expressed that it might be interpreted in an unexpected way that might widen it...
  • Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 3 9 Jul 2019

    We turn to the revised version of Amendment 4, in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Rooker, which is on the supplementary sheet.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Constitution Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Bribery Act 2010 Committee (since 17 May 2018)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 9 Dec 2002)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 2 May 2002)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 7 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (16 May 2013 to 8 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Communications Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (17 Jan 2008 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 15 Sep 2004)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (4 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (11 Jul 2003 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (2 Jul 2001 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (27 May 1999 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means) (6 May 1992 to 1 May 1997)
  • Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 16 Mar 1992)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Expenditure Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 4 Apr 1979)
  • Chair, Expenditure: Arts & Home Office Sub-Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 4 Apr 1979)


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