Baroness Young

Former Conservative Peer

Recent appearances

  • Sexual Offences 11 Jun 2002

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the law which makes it an offence for girls under the age of 16 to have sexual intercourse with men is working satisfactorily.
  • Sexual Offences 11 Jun 2002

    My Lords, I thank the noble and learned Lord for that Answer. He will be aware of the recent case of a girl of 12 and a man of 22. Is he aware that the numbers of reported cases of intercourse with girls under the age of 16 in 1988 were some 2,552, and that that has fallen, 20 years later, to 1,133, and that the number of convictions has fallen from 339 in 1988 to 225 today? Does not that...
  • Adoption and Children Bill 10 Jun 2002

    My Lords, I start by thanking the Minister for introducing the Bill today and for his clear explanation of it. I also thank him and his colleagues for their understanding that I shall have to leave before the end of the debate—the first time that I have done such a thing in the more than 30 years in which I have been in your Lordships' House. There is much in the Bill that we can all...

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1971

Left the House of Lords on 6 September 2002

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 6 Sep 2002)
  • Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords (14 Sep 1981 to 10 Jun 1983)

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