Baroness Vere of Norbiton

Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Conservative

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  • Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 20 Jul 2018

    My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have taken part in today’s debate. The strength of support for the Bill of the noble Lord, Lord Berkeley, from all sides of the House is testament to the unanimous desire to stamp out this barbaric act. Female genital mutilation is an extremely painful and harmful practice that blights the lives of many girls and women. The Government roundly...
  • Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 20 Jul 2018

    I thank the noble Lord for his intervention and of course agree, but with the caveat that we must ensure that the prosecutions are the right ones. The Crown Prosecution Service’s female genital mutilation prosecution guidance provides guidance for prosecutors in dealing with cases of FGM. The guidance was revised following the amendments made to the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 by...
  • Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 20 Jul 2018

    Yes, the noble Lord is completely right. I was just about to come on to that, because I listened with great interest to the comments of the noble Baroness, Lady Massey, about prosecutions in other countries which one might say are very similar to ours. There must be things that we can learn from those countries. I will take that back to the department—I will write to noble Lords if...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 September 2016

Currently held offices

  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (since 21 Dec 2016)

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  • Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Vere of Norbiton’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 85.37% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 92 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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