Baroness Suttie

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, Food, Diet and Obesity Committee (since 24 Jan 2024)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 28 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (28 Jan 2021 to 31 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 22 Jun 2020)
  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, European Union Committee ( 8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)

Recent appearances

  • Arrests and Prison Capacity - Commons Urgent Question 22 May 2024

    My Lords, on behalf of these Benches, I echo the sentiments expressed by the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby. Although I do not normally shadow this portfolio, I recognise the Minister’s hard work. Groups such as the Howard League have repeatedly said that sentences of 12 months or less are associated with higher reoffending rates. Given that our prisons are dangerously close to capacity, despite...
  • British Nationality (Irish Citizens) Bill - Second Reading 17 May 2024

    My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Hay of Ballyore. I am delighted that, after his many years of persistent campaigning, it is finally beginning to pay off. It is a pleasure to support this short Bill from these Benches. I am glad that the Government appear to have shifted their position on this matter somewhat, towards one of common sense. I welcome that they have encouraged...
  • Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland - Commons Urgent Question 15 May 2024

    My Lords, does the Minister still acknowledge that the European Convention on Human Rights is an essential part of the Good Friday/ Belfast agreement? In that context, will he reconfirm the Government’s commitment to upholding the rights of all people residing in Northern Ireland?

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