Baroness Murphy


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Recent appearances

  • Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) 22 Oct 2018

    My Lords, I support the amendment of my noble friend Lady Meacher, but I will sound a few words of caution. As I understand it, cases in domestic settings are not included under the current DoLS arrangements. However, there have been several cases where Cheshire West has been quoted in instances where domestic settings have been challenged—with, in my view, some ludicrous outcomes....
  • Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) 22 Oct 2018

    May I just add that I think it is important to read all the amendments of the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton? She provides for any opportunity, any chance, that the individual may indicate that they have changed their mind, at which point those things come to an end, essentially. They have to be quite specific that if there is any doubt in somebody’s mind that this is no longer something...
  • Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) 22 Oct 2018

    My Lords, Amendment 84, in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, is possibly one of the most important amendments we have tabled to the Bill. It has become so much more important over the last 20 or 30 years to try to encourage people to make decisions in advance about what should happen to them and to encourage them to think about what will happen in the event of things going...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 28 June 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, North East London Strategic Health Authority. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Leader's Group on Members Leaving the House (L) Committee (1 Jul 2010 to 13 Jan 2011)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (1 Dec 2004 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)


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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Murphy’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 22.94% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 177 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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