Baroness Ford

Crossbench Peer


Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 July 2006

Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, English Partnerships. (from Number 10 press release)

Party was Labour until 19 Apr 2009; Non-affiliated until 6 Jun 2010; Labour until 23 Jan 2013; Non-affiliated until 11 Oct 2016

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 20 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Committee on Regulators (23 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)

Recent appearances

  • Teesworks Joint Venture - Statement 30 Jan 2024

    Does the Minister agree that the hollowing out of local government audits since the abolition of the Audit Commission has led to serious deficiencies in financial control in the audit of complex joint ventures such as this? It is simply not acceptable that we leave a situation where we have no capacity to understand the obligations and accountabilities of joint venture partners. What are the...
  • Breathing Space Scheme: Consultation Response - Statement 19 Jun 2019

    My Lords, like other noble Lords I greatly welcome the announcement made today and, in particular, the provisions and support offered to people with mental health difficulties and debt. However, when someone is in a crisis involving their mental health, they are probably at their least able or well-equipped to access the kind of advice that the Minister has described. Can he say whether there...
  • Railways: Fares - Question 29 Oct 2018

    Will the Minister say whether the Government have any plans to standardise rail fares for people with disabilities? At the moment adults with epilepsy, for example, have free rail travel in London but in many other parts of the United Kingdom they have to pay the full fare. I declare an interest as the national president of Epilepsy Action. Will any action be taken to standardise policy and...

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