Baroness Coussins

Crossbench 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

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: Interpreters and Teachers 3 Dec 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from the Home Secretary to the Migration Advisory Committee, published on 23 October, on what evidence they based their decision "not to immediately accept the recommendations" contained in the report by the Migration Advisory Committee Review of the Shortage Occupation List: 2020, published on 29 September, that teachers of modern...
  • Security Co-operation - Question 2 Dec 2020

    My Lords, can the Minister give a clear assurance that, from 1 January, the police will continue to have unfettered access to the various EU databases which help them track and prevent transnational crime such as the trafficking of drugs, arms and people? Over 50 million requests are made of these databases every year from UK police forces. National security would clearly be at risk without...
  • Security Co-operation - Question 2 Dec 2020

    My Lords, can the Minister give a clear assurance that, from 1 January, the police will continue to have unfettered access to the various EU databases which help them track and prevent transnational crime such as the trafficking of drugs, arms and people? Over 50 million requests are made of these databases every year from UK police forces. National security would clearly be at risk without...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 April 2007

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (25 May 2016 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (21 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (14 Nov 2007 to 1 May 2012)

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