[Hat tip to Lord Norton, writing at the new House of Lords group blog Lords of the Blog]:
Published July 1, 2008 Lord Norton
What have the Rt Rev. John Charles, Bishop of Lincoln, and Eliza Manningham-Buller, former head of MI5, got in common?
Answer: They were both introduced into the House of Lords today. The Bishop joins the House by reason of seniority, replacing a retiring Bishop. Baroness Manningham-Buller is, as far as I am aware, the first former head of MI5 to be elevated to the peerage. She is not, though, the first member of the security service to become a peer.
Introduction: Baroness Manningham-Buller
Baroness Manningham-Buller--Dame Elizabeth Lydia Manningham-Buller, DBE, having been created Baroness Manningham-Buller, of Northampton in the County of Northamptonshire, for life, was introduced between the Lord Inge and the Lord Luce.
Wikipedia entry for Baroness Manningham-Buller
It will be interesting to see if this former Director General of the Security Service MI5 speaks or votes in the forthcoming stages of the Counter-Terrorism Bill 2008 which will debated in the House of Lords. - the Second Reading is due next week on Tuesday 8th July 2008.