Baroness Massey of Darwen

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Second Reading 14 Sep 2021

    My Lords, as has been said, this is a vast Bill. I cannot remember receiving so many briefings and analyses from so many different organisations—from human rights organisations and those concerned about the abuse of women and children to local government and medical organisations, including the GMC. There is support for some aspects of the Bill but also a great deal of criticism, with...
  • Commonwealth Fund Report: NHS Ranking - Question 14 Sep 2021

    My Lords, my noble friend Lady Thornton has asked about the key features which enhance the delivery of healthcare; I am sorry that the Minister was so dismissive of the report. We know that countries differ in how they organise healthcare, and that vulnerable groups in all societies need special attention. What measures will the Government take to ensure that children, for example,...
  • Education (Assemblies) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 10 Sep 2021

    My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble and right reverend Lord, the former Bishop of Oxford. This is a short but very important Bill, and I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Burt, for introducing it so comprehensively. The arguments have been well set out, not only by her but also by others, and I will not repeat the detail. I support the Bill. I am a humanist and a member of the...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Member, Lord Speaker's Advisory Panel on Works of Art (since 24 Oct 2019)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 1 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Affordable Childcare Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (19 Nov 2007 to 15 May 2012)
  • Member, Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Joint Committee) (9 Feb 2005 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Joint Committee) (9 Feb 2005 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (24 Nov 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (8 Dec 2003 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Committee On Religious Offences (15 May 2002 to 10 Apr 2003)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (26 Jun 2001 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (26 Jun 2001 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (25 Mar 1998 to 8 Apr 2010)

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