Baroness O'Loan Portrait

Baroness O'Loan

Crossbench - Life peer

Became Member: 11th September 2009


1 APPG membership (as of 13 May 2024)
CAFOD
3 Former APPG memberships
Hong Kong, Pro-Life, Public Accountability
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
8th Jun 2015 - 1st Jul 2019
SLSC Sub-Committee B
4th Sep 2018 - 30th Apr 2019
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
9th Jun 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Human Rights (Joint Committee)
14th Jun 2012 - 30th Mar 2015
EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection
17th May 2012 - 30th Mar 2015


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness O'Loan has voted in 425 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Caine (Conservative)
Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
(36 debate interactions)
Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative)
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords)
(8 debate interactions)
Viscount Younger of Leckie (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
(7 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Northern Ireland Office
(67 debate contributions)
Home Office
(24 debate contributions)
Scotland Office
(4 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Baroness O'Loan, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.


1 Bill introduced by Baroness O'Loan


A Bill to lower the gestational time limit for abortion from twenty-four weeks to twenty-two weeks.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Thursday 7th December 2023
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Baroness O'Loan has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 5 Written Questions

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27th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office on 6 July (HC Deb, col 717), when their public consultation on the use of both sets of abortion pills at home will commence; and how long the consultation will last.

The Government has committed to undertake a public consultation on making permanent the COVID-19 measure allowing for home use of both pills for early medical abortion up to 10 weeks gestation for all eligible women. The current COVID-19 measure will be kept in place until the public consultation concludes and a decision has been made. Work to develop the consultation will begin soon and further details will be available in due course, but the consultation will be completed and a Government response published, before the end date of the temporary order.

27th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what precautions they are taking to ensure that the public consultation on 'at home' abortions does not extend beyond the end date of the temporary order.

The Government has committed to undertake a public consultation on making permanent the COVID-19 measure allowing for home use of both pills for early medical abortion up to 10 weeks gestation for all eligible women. The current COVID-19 measure will be kept in place until the public consultation concludes and a decision has been made. Work to develop the consultation will begin soon and further details will be available in due course, but the consultation will be completed and a Government response published, before the end date of the temporary order.

27th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many at-home abortions beyond 9 weeks and 6 days have been reported; and what was the gestational age of each, since the temporary order to allow them commenced.

The Department will be publishing an additional official statistics release of abortion data covering the COVID-19 period from January to June 2020 on 10 September. The Code of Practice outlined in the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 prohibits the pre-release of official statistics before the due date of publication.

29th Nov 2022
To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Caine on 23 November (HL Deb col 1465), whether they will reconsider current proposals for the timing of the committee stage of the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill; and whether they will pause that stage.

The Committee Stage for the Northern Ireland (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill is no longer scheduled for 12 and 14 December. It will be rescheduled in due course.

Lord Caine
Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
4th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to place a copy in the Library of the House of the report on the consultation on abortion law conducted by the Northern Ireland Office in November and December 2019.

I can confirm that the Government will shortly publish its response to the consultation ‘A new legal framework for abortion services in Northern Ireland: Implementation of the legal duty under section 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc.) Act 2019’.

The Government will also shortly lay before Parliament regulations providing for lawful access to abortion services in Northern Ireland, consistent with what is required under section 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc.) Act 2019.

Viscount Younger of Leckie
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)