Baroness Sanderson of Welton

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Contaminated Blood Scandal: Interim Payments for Victims - Commons Urgent Question 20 Jul 2022

    My Lords, we all agree that the victims of the infected blood scandal have waited far too long for justice. Interim payments are important but, as my noble friend has said, many other elements of the inquiry are important too, not least the official recognition it gives people of what they have been through, through no fault of their own, and the chance for all those infected and affected...
  • High-rise Buildings: Evacuation of Disabled Residents - Question 25 May 2022

    My Lords, I declare my interest as a community adviser on Grenfell, so I really do understand the anger at the decision not to implement PEEPs. In this instance, it is important to acknowledge that this was done not just on a whim or after a single meeting. The truth is that a tremendous amount of work has been done on this behind the scenes, but we have not arrived at a satisfactory place....
  • Independent Review of Children’s Social Care - Statement 24 May 2022

    My Lords, I also welcome this review and its focus on supporting families earlier in the process. To echo an observation made by the author and journalist Polly Curtis, the word “love” was used 42 times in this review and “loving” 50 times. As she says, this is pretty radical for a set of formal proposals. It is most welcome, because is that not what the system is for—making sure...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 8 October 2019

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Member, Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee (since 22 Jan 2020)

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