Baroness Benjamin

Liberal Democrat 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

  • Strategy for Tackling Violence against Women and Girls - Statement 22 Jul 2021

    My Lords, nowhere in the Statement is there any mention of online pornography. Yet the Times and the Telegraph both reported that Wayne Couzens, who pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of Sarah Everard, was obsessed with violent, extreme pornographic websites. So what assessment have the Government made of the effect of their decision in 2019 not to implement Part 3 of the Digital Economy...
  • Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 16 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I congratulate and support the noble Lord, Lord Knight, on his crucially important Bill and declare an interest as a member of the Peers for the Planet group and vice-president of the RHS. This Bill puts sustainability at the heart of our education system in response to the long-term, systemic challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. Over the last few years, young people...
  • Higher Education Cheating Services Prohibition Bill [HL] - Second Reading 25 Jun 2021

    My Lords, I support my noble friend Lord Storey, who I know is extremely committed to this Bill. I commend him on his determination to push it through. There is so much pressure on young people in schools, as well as colleges and universities, to succeed and to get top grades. The strain and pressure can sometimes be too much. Some students feel that the only way to cope is to use so-called...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 28 June 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, COVID-19 Committee (since 11 Jun 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (21 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)

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