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Death of a Member: Baroness Park of Monmouth

Volume 718: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010


My Lords, it is with the deepest regret that I have to inform the House of the death yesterday of Lady Park of Monmouth. On behalf of the whole House, I extend our condolences to her family and friends.

My Lords, in losing Lady Park of Monmouth, this House has lost a voice of great experience and wisdom; she was always listened to with affection and respect. Although we were not on the same political Benches, we were very old friends, having a shared political experience in government service. Also, as this House knows, we were quite often comrades in arms in battles about things that we cared about, such as interception and pre-charge detention. I have lost a very, very dear friend and the House has lost the valuable contribution of a very able and much loved lady.