Baroness Chapman of Darlington

Shadow Spokesperson (Business and Trade)

Labour Peer


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  • Parole Board Recommendations: Open Conditions - Question 25 May 2023

    My Lords, the principal reason that people are worried about this is because they believe that release straight from closed conditions and high security conditions increases the risk of reoffending and that a period in open conditions is very helpful in reducing that risk. Will the Minister return to the House at a future date to inform us of what has happened as a consequence of the...
  • Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Third Reading: Motion 22 May 2023

    My Lords, we have never argued with the Government’s right to want to find a way to assimilate fully some EU-derived pieces of legislation and to revoke or restate others. We have never had cause to fall out over the Government’s stated aims, but the Bill has been the definition of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. I am quite sure that Ministers regret having attempted to undertake...
  • Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Third Reading: Amendment 1 22 May 2023

    My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Noakes, commented that we were rather less than enthusiastic when we discussed this issue last week. I can see why we have got to the position where this amendment has been agreed between the noble Baroness and the Government, and I am very happy for her that she feels satisfied with the movement that the Government have made in getting here. I am afraid...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 1 February 2021

Previously MP for Darlington until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Also represented Darlington

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Topics of interest

Baroness Chapman of Darlington campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Justice
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Prison Service
  • Prisoners
  • Mobile Phones
  • Prisons: Private Sector
  • Wormwood Scrubs Prison

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business and Trade) (since 21 Feb 2023)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (since 21 Feb 2023)
  • Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office (since 22 Jun 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (10 May 2022 to 20 Feb 2023)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade) (4 Dec 2021 to 17 Jun 2022)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (4 Dec 2021 to 20 Feb 2023)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (22 Jun 2021 to 21 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (7 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union) (9 Oct 2016 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Jan 2016 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Justice) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Jan 2016)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.


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