Baroness Massey of Darwen

Labour Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion 18 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I shall address issues of messaging and compliance, which are key areas of concern in any public health intervention. They are not effectively addressed in the documents before us today and cause confusion, as stated by my noble friend Lady Thornton. I realise that coronavirus is a complex infection, but intervention measures must not be complex, otherwise they will not be...
  • Examinations: A-level and GCSE - Question 15 Sep 2020

    My Lords, none of us wants a repeat of the confusions in this year’s exam system, especially young people, who are very articulate about their concerns. What has the department learned from this year’s problems? The Minister said that it wants to consult and to hear suggestions. Here is one: will it consult young people on the fiasco that we have had?
  • Covid-19: Levelling-up Agenda - Question 8 Sep 2020

    My Lords, in 2019, the Social Mobility Unit called for a new joined-up approach from government to overcome failures in delivery of the social mobility programme. How will the Government avoid such failures with the levelling-up agenda at the difficult time of Covid? Will the taskforce insist on joined-up approaches which consult local communities about necessary action?

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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, 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, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (25 Mar 1998 to 8 Apr 2010)

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