Death of Baroness Park of Monmouth

26 March 2010

Conservative Life Peer Baroness Park of Monmouth died on 24 March aged 88.

A former diplomat and Governor of the BBC, Baroness Park entered the House of Lords in 1990.

On 25 March, Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale paid tribute in an announcement in the Lords Chamber:

"My Lords, in losing Lady Park of Monmouth, this House has lost a voice of great experience and wisdom; she was always listened to with affection and respect. Although we were not on the same political Benches, we were very old friends, having a shared political experience in government service.

"Also, as this House knows, we were quite often comrades in arms in battles about things that we cared about, such as interception and pre-charge detention. I have lost a very, very dear friend and the House has lost the valuable contribution of a very able and much loved lady."

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