Introductions: new Members of the Lords

01 July 2009

In short ceremonies at the beginning of business on 29 and 30 June, three new Members of the Lords were introduced.

On 29 June two life Peers were introduced - Lord Freud, a Conservative Member, and Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore,

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, former MEP, was introduced on 30 June as a life Peer. She also holds the position of Minister of State for Europe in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Introduction ceremonies - lasting for around five minutes - take place in the Lords Chamber before each Member is able to take their seat in the House.

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