New Members take their seats in the Lords

01 July 2010

Labour life Peers Baroness Donaghy, Lord Hutton of Furness and Lord Boateng took their seat in the House of Lords following short introduction ceremonies at the beginning of business on Thursday 1 July.

These introductions are the latest to take place among new life Peers whose membership was announced in May.

The introduction ceremony must take place in the Lords Chamber before each new Member is able to take their seat in the House.

During the ceremony, new Members either swear an oath or solemnly affirm their allegiance to the Queen; they also sign an undertaking to abide by the House of Lords Code of Conduct.

Introductions earlier this week

The following Members were introduced in the Lords earlier this week:

Wednesday 30 June

Lord Touhig, Labour life Peer. 

Tuesday 29 June

Lord German and Baroness Hussein-Ece, Liberal Democrat life Peers; and Baroness Ritchie of Brompton, Conservative life Peer.

Monday 28 June

Lord Kennedy of Southwark and Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale Labour life Peers; and Baroness Benjamin, Liberal Democrat life Peer.

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