Baroness Whitaker

Baroness Whitaker

Full title

The Baroness Whitaker


Janet Whitaker



Joined the Lords

5 August 1999

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2009-09
Intergovernmental Organisations Committee Lords 2007-08
Draft Corruption Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2003-03
Human Rights (Joint Committee) Lords 2001-03
EU Sub-Committee F Lords 2000-02

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Consultant Friends Provident Committee of Reference 1999-08
Deputy Chair Independent Television Commission 1999-03
Consultant Commission for Racial Equality (Commonwealth Secretariat) 1996-98
Employment Department Group 1974-96
Commissioning Editor Andre Deutsch LTD 1961-68

Public life

Post Organisation Date
President Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other Travellers 2014-
Chair Department for Education‘s Stakeholder Group for Gypsy, Traveller and Roma education 2014-
President Friends, Families and Travellers 2013-
Honorary Fellow Royal Institute of British Architects 2013-
President South Downs Society 2012-
Fellow Working Men's College Corporation 2010-
Trustee UNICEF UK 2003-09
Chair Working Men's College Corporation 1998-01
Member Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust 1997-01
Member Employment Tribunals 1995-01
Magistrate Inner London Commission 1984-01

Member's focus

Crime, civil law, justice and rights
Culture, media and sport
Parliament, government and politics
Design and architecture
Gypsies, Travellers and Roma.
East Sussex
Sub-Saharan Africa

Register of Interests

  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Fellow, Working Men's College (adult education; the Working Men's College Corporation is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Member, Advisory Board, British Institute of Human Rights
    • Vice President, British Humanist Association
    • Vice President, One World Trust
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Member, UNA-UK Advisory Panel
    • President, South Downs Society
    • President, Friends, Families and Travellers (registered charity)