The Rt Hon. the Baroness Quin
- Life peer
The Rt Hon. the Baroness Quin was born Joyce Gwendolen Quin on 26 November 1944 in England, and is a Labour Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 30 May 2006. She previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for Gateshead East and Washington West and Gateshead East.
Currently sitting on the Communications Committee (since May 2016), Baroness Quin does not chair at this time.
She has in the past sat on EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection
In the past, Baroness Quin has held the position of Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (1999 to 2001), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (1998 to 1999), Minister of State (Home Office) (1997 to 1998) in government.
She was Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (2010 to 2011) in opposition.
Baroness Quin has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests - Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs; Cultural Affairs; Energy and environment; European Union; International Affairs; Parliament, government and politics; Prisons policy; Regional Policy (especially North East England);
UK Areas - North East England
World Areas - Australasia; Europe; Pakistan; USA