Party affiliation: Labour Party
Parly, candidate, 1951-1960. Secretary, Laboratory Parliamentary Association, 1960. House of Lords, since 1967.
Baroness-in-Waiting, 1969. Chief Opposition Whip, 1973-1974. Government Chief Whip and Captain Honorary Corps, of Gentlemen at Arms, 1974-1979.
PC, since 1975; Chairman, Women’s National Commission, 1976-1979. Opposition Chief Whip, 1979-1982. Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees, 1982-1986.
Chairman, European Community Select Committee, 1982-1986. Professional career: Civil servant, 1940-1951. Member, Board of Governors, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, 1955-1967, and Chairman, 196769.
Director, Africa Educational Trust, 1960-1969, and trustee, 1969-1974. Chairman, Women’s National Cancer Control Campaign, 1972-1974.