Baroness Berridge

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Online Safety Bill - Committee (9th Day) (Continued): Amendment 135A 25 May 2023

    My Lords, I am grateful to noble Lords who have added their name to my Amendment 271, which arose out of concerns that there are now seemingly several offences that laudably aim to protect women but are not being enforced effectively. The most notable in this category is the low rate of rape cases that are prosecuted and lead to convictions. The amendment is not affected in theory by the...
  • Online Safety Bill - Committee (9th Day): Amendment 125 25 May 2023

    It is not just the judgments of the courts; it is about how the criminal law as a very basic point has been framed. I invite my noble friend the Minister to please meet with the Dawes Centre, because it is about future crime. We could end up with a situation in which more and more violence, particularly against women and girls, is being committed in this space, and although it may be that the...
  • Online Safety Bill - Committee (9th Day): Amendment 125 25 May 2023

    I have had time just to double-check the offences. The problem that exists—and it would be helpful if my noble friend the Minister could confirm this—is that the criminal law is defined in terms of person. It is not automatic that sexual harassment, particularly if you do not have a haptic suit on, would actually fall within the criminal law, as far as I understand it, which is why I am...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill (since 19 Jul 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Women) (13 Feb 2020 to 17 Sep 2021)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (13 Feb 2020 to 17 Sep 2021)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (29 Jul 2019 to 19 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (20 Jun 2019 to 23 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (9 Jul 2015 to 2 Sep 2019)
  • Member, Social Mobility Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 16 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (17 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (24 Mar 2011 to 1 May 2012)

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