Baroness Brinton

Liberal Democrat Peer


Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 February 2011

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health) ( 1 Feb 2020 to 31 Dec 2022)
  • Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats (13 Dec 2019 to 1 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 15 Mar 2016)
  • Party Chair, Liberal Democrats ( 1 Jan 2015 to 1 Jan 2020)

Recent appearances

  • Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 172 25 Mar 2024

    The issue that I raised about young carers was in the legislation—not just in the Children and Families Act 2014 but the Care Act 2014 —because Edward Timpson, the Education Minister at the time, felt that it was so important that there was some mechanism to join up all the different departments. Why are the Government now saying that it is no longer necessary for this to be in...
  • Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 172 25 Mar 2024

    My Lords, I thank the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester for her introduction and Harriet Harman for her amendment in another place; even though it did not progress, it was very important. I am very sorry that the noble Lord, Lord Farmer, cannot be in his place today, because his report, which pre-dates the Select Committee report in the Commons—it was published in 2017 and was...
  • Sodium Valproate and Pelvic Mesh - Question 25 Mar 2024

    My Lords, in response to the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, the Minister said that Minister Caulfield had commissioned this report, but he misses out at least three years of work earlier. There was the report of the noble Baroness, Lady Cumberlege, and there was a long debate during the passage of the Health and Care Act when Nadine Dorries said she would look at commissioning something and then...

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