Baroness Smith of Newnham

Liberal Democrat Peer

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  • Hospitals: Listeria - Statement 17 Jun 2019

    My Lords, like the noble Lord, Lord Tunnicliffe, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who died. It is clearly right, as the Secretary of State said in his Statement, that people expect to be safe and looked after in hospitals. Yet the Answer to the Urgent Question seems to spend rather a time talking about healthy food and other wider issues. This is an urgent issue. What...
  • Defence: Expenditure - Question 11 Jun 2019

    My Lords, it is clear that leadership elections give Ministers the opportunity to stray into other briefs. The Foreign Secretary was obviously talking about defence. There seems to be a lacuna in policy discussion in the current Conservative leadership debate—other than on Brexit. Maybe there is an opportunity for Ministers in the Ministry of Defence and elsewhere to ask the Conservative...
  • D-day: 75th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 4 Jun 2019

    My Lords, like other speakers this evening, I am most grateful to the noble Earl, Lord Howe, for bringing this debate and giving your Lordships the opportunity to reflect on D-day, to think about what happened in our past, where we are today and where we may go in the future. Past, present and future are what the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Houghton, has just been talking about, and in many...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 October 2014

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Relations Committee (since 25 May 2016)

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