Baroness Boothroyd

Baroness Boothroyd

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Baroness Boothroyd OM


Betty Boothroyd



Joined the Lords

15 January 2001

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8673


UK Parliament

Post Date
Speaker of the House of Commons 1992-00
Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means 1987-92
Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1981-87
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) 1974-75
Committee House Date
Standing Orders Commons 1987-88
Court of Referees Commons 1987-00
Panel of Chairs Commons 1979-00
Foreign Affairs Overseas Development Sub-Committee Commons 1979-80
Foreign Affairs Committee Commons 1979-81
Public Accounts Committee Commons 1978-83
Sound Broadcasting Commons 1978-83
Constituency Date
West Bromwich West 1974-00
West Bromwich 1973-74

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
MEP European Parliament 1975-77
Delegate North Atlantic Assembly 1974-74

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Author Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography 2001-01
Volunteer J.F Kennedy Presidential Campaign 1960-60
Secretary U.S Congress 1960-62

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Patron L’Orchestra du Monde 2014-
Patron Dept of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemology 2012-
Patron Country Holidays for City Children (CHICKS) 2012-
Honorary Bencher The Middle Temple 2011-
Patron Commonwealth Countries League 2011-
Member of the Governing Body Neapolis University, Pafos, Cyprus 2010-
Vice Patron Education Respite Care for Children (SMILE) 2010-
President National Benevolent Fund for Elderly 2010-
Patron National Benevolent Fund for the Aged 2009-
Patron Friends of the Elderly 2004-
Patron London International Orchestra 2000-
Patron The Loomba Trust 2000-
Patron Memorial Trust, Women of World War II 1994-05
Chancellor The Open University 1994-07

Member's focus

Asylum, immigration and nationality
Health services and medicine
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics

Register of Interests

  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Paris, France, 27 January 2014, for meeting with National Council of Resistance of Iran; Eurostar return fare to Paris paid for by NCRI
  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • As a member of the Lords and Commons Cigar Club I receive regular hospitality and invitations to events during the course of the calendar year which together amount to more than £140 and all of which are paid for by the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • President, National Benevolent Fund for the Aged