New crossbench peers to take their seats in Lords

October 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

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The Chief Rabbi is among the new peers announced by the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

Lord Sacks joins the House of Lords as a life peer and a crossbench Member of the Lords.

He is the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.

Baroness O’Loan also joins the House of Lords as a life and crossbench peer.

Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s current inquiry into human rights, she is a former law lecturer and the first, and former, Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

The Appointments Commission is a non-statutory advisory body set up by the Prime Minister to make recommendations for non-party-political peerages.

They will both be introduced on October 27 in a short ceremony which takes place in the Lords Chamber before new life peers are able to take their seat.

The former Speaker of the House of Commons, Michael Martin, Baron Martin of Springburn, will b formally introduced on October 13.

He will follow the tradition that former Speakers sit on the crossbenches.

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