Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Former MP


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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Domestic Abuse — Question 25 Nov 2015

    My Lords, first, I remind your Lordships of my declaration of interests, because I work with two charities that are involved, among other things, with victims of domestic violence. I have worked for over 40 years on this issue and even I am shocked at the number of women I meet now who are homeless, whose lives have been riven with addiction and who are on the edge of the criminal justice...
  • Northern Powerhouse: Airports — Question 23 Nov 2015

    Does the Minister recognise that the north has already lost out because of slow decision-making over an airport in the south-east? Teesside’s Durham Tees Valley Airport no longer has any connectivity with London and the connectivity at Newcastle has been severely reduced. This affects our economy. The north-east is still the largest manufacturing region in the country, but much of our...
  • Employment — Question 4 Nov 2015

    My Lords, perhaps I can assist the Minister by giving her the opportunity to acknowledge that the Labour Government actually introduced the minimum wage—let alone anything else—and when we introduced it, we were told it would finish off industry because companies would not be able to afford it. However, I want to push her on other things she has been talking about. I agree that...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 6 July 2010

Previously MP for North West Durham until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented North West Durham


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Arts: Government Assistance
  • Work Permits: Africa
  • Early Intervention
  • Family Proceedings
  • Entry Clearances: Africa

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)
  • Member, European Union Committee (L) (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Soft Power Committee (16 May 2013 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister (Cabinet Office) and Minister (Social Exclusion) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Chief Whip (technically Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury) (11 Jun 2001 to 8 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) (8 Jun 2001 to 5 May 2006)
  • Member, Education Committee (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • Minister of State (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions) (Local Government) (6 May 1997 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Local Government and Housing), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (5 May 1997 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1995)
  • Member, Education, Science & Arts Committee (8 Mar 1988 to 18 Jan 1989)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1992)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 126 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 84 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.40% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 24 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 50 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of advisory board of GovNet Communications. Address: St James Building, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6PP. (£5,001-£10,000)
18 February 2010, received £6,800 for work done in 2009: membership of the advisory board, chairing three one-day conferences, and attending an awards event. Hours: approx 36.5 hrs. (Registered 1 March 2010)
Member of Advisory Board of Sita UK (from 1 January 2010). (£5,001-£10,000)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I attended six matches at the Stadium of Light, three accompanied by my husband, as guest of the Chairman of Sunderland AFC, during the 2008-09 season. (Registered 17 June 2009)

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