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Biography

The Baroness O'Cathain OBE

Constituency
Life peer

Introduction

The Baroness O'Cathain OBE was born Detta O'Cathain on 03 February 1938 , and is a Conservative Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 21 June 1991.

Committees

Currently sitting on the Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since February 2017), High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Lords) (since May 2016), Baroness O'Cathain does not chair at this time.

She has in the past sat on Built Environment Committee (Jun 2015 to Feb 2016), Digital Skills (Jun 2014 to Feb 2015), EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (May 2012 to Mar 2015), Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] (Sep 2011 to Dec 2011), Leader's Group on Working Practices (Jul 2010 to Apr 2011), European Union Committee (Jun 2010 to Mar 2015), EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market, Energy and Transport (Jun 2010 to May 2012), EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (Nov 2007 to Apr 2010), Constitution Committee (Dec 2004 to Nov 2008), Economic Affairs Committee (Jun 2001 to Apr 2004), Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (Dec 1998 to May 2001), European Union Committee (Dec 1998 to Nov 2002), EU Sub-Committee B (Nov 1998 to Nov 2002), Public Service, Committee on (Apr 1996 to Nov 1998), EU Sub-Committee A (Nov 1993 to Apr 1997). She has also chaired in the past Built Environment Committee (Jun 2015 to Feb 2016), EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (May 2012 to Mar 2015), EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market, Energy and Transport (Jun 2010 to May 2012).

Focus Areas

Baroness O'Cathain has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests - Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs; Business, industry and consumers; Economy and finance; European Union; International affairs; Performing and visual arts; Freedom of religion; Smoking and health
UK Areas - Sussex
World Areas - Azerbaijan; Canada; Ireland; United States; Mainland Europe

You can contact Baroness O'Cathain in the following ways:

Parliamentary

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 020 7219 0662

Email : ocathaind@parliament.uk