Baroness Bertin

Conservative Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 55 27 Oct 2021

    My Lords, first, I thank everyone for their powerful collection of persuasive speeches supporting the amendment in my name, for which I am hugely grateful. The House is at its best when it comes together on an issue that bridges the political divide and about which we all feel strongly. I am grateful to noble Lords for that. I thank the Minister for her support and what she just said in...
  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 55 27 Oct 2021

    I thank the noble Lord for his intervention and absolutely agree. Of course, it would not solve the entire issue, but it would set us on the right path in sending that signal to the CPS, as well as to the police. The multiagency, public health preventive approach is so important. Education plans, health plans and a more standardised perpetrator scheme would all be part of what this change...
  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 55 27 Oct 2021

    I apologise for being a bit quick off the mark earlier. Amendment 55 would clarify in the legislation that the definition of serious violence, for the purpose of the serious violence prevention duty, would include “domestic abuse, domestic homicides and sexual offences”. While it is right to acknowledge the many male victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence—and this amendment would...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 October 2016

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee (6 Mar 2019 to 14 Jun 2019)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 2 Apr 2019)

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