Baroness Falkner of Margravine

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Covid-19: Status Certification - Private Notice Question 29 Apr 2021

    My Lords, does the Minister agree with me that proportionality has to be the key to dealing with this issue? In saying so, I declare that I am chairwoman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Will he consider seriously the importance of regular parliamentary oversight of the scheme and clear, accessible exemption certificates for people who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons?...
  • Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion 20 Apr 2021

    My Lords, I do not think that I have any interests to declare, but, because I am a member of the independent committee of the Bank of England that does enforcement decision-making, and because I am chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, I emphasise that I am speaking purely in a personal capacity. I have spent more than 30 years—18 of them in this House, the others outside...
  • Gypsies, Travellers and Roma: Racism and Discrimination - Question 25 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I declare an interest as chair of the EHRC. As noble Lords will know, we signed a legally binding agreement with Pontins to prevent racial discrimination and will take further enforcement action if needed. The problem is that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups face particular discrimination in housing, with a severe shortage of adequate sites. New police powers in the Police, Crime,...

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Profile

Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 June 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: Chief Executive, Students Partnership Worldwide. (from Number 10 press release)

Party was Liberal Democrat until 24 Jul 2019; Non-affiliated until 2 Sep 2020

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (1 Jul 2019 to 29 Oct 2019)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Chair, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Chair, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, European Union Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 15 Jul 2019)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Intergovernmental Organisations Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 7 Jul 2008)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Home Affairs (25 Oct 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Children, Schools and Families (27 Jul 2007 to 25 Oct 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Communities & Local Government), Department for Communities and Local Government (2 Aug 2006 to 10 Jan 2007)
  • Member, Draft Legal Services Bill (Joint Committee) (23 May 2006 to 25 Jul 2006)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Communities & Local Government), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (1 Jun 2005 to 2 Aug 2006)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Home Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2004 to 6 May 2010)

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