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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top
- Also represented North West Durham
- 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 Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
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- Never rebels against their party.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Government: Ministerial Meetings (9 Dec 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions, and on what dates, the Secretary of State for Health has met (1) the Chief Executive of NHS England, (2) the Chair of NHS England, (3) the Chief Executive of Monitor, (4) the Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission, and (5) the Chair of the Care Quality Commission, since the passage of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.”
- Health and Social Care Act 2012: Risk Register — Question (4 Dec 2013)
“My Lords, if the reforms are going so well, why does the Secretary of State, who now presides over an Act that said that the health service would be at a long arm’s length from Ministers, now see the key people in the health service at least once a week? Why does he take it upon himself personally to interfere in ways that during the passage of the Bill the Minister here told us very...”
- Education: Proficiency Levels — Question (3 Dec 2013)
“My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for her replies. I am interested that she acknowledges that the only way to enthuse young people is with a committed, knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. The Government need to do more to recruit the very best. We know that if you get the top 10% of graduates into education, you will do much better. I ask the Minister to look again at the messages that...”
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- Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 15 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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 65.25% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — 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") 36 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£8,970 (527th)||£11,712 (535th)||£14,742 (509th)||£11,274||£12,708 (534th)||£13,188 (516th)||£13,936 (543rd)||£15,205 (333rd)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£13,225 (493rd)||£18,621 (314th)||£18,679 (445th)||£15,301||£18,877 (259th)||£18,570 (393rd)||£15,204 (542nd)||£16,196 (298th)|
|Staffing costs||£89,533 (458th)||£75,592 (577th)||£68,713 (600th)||£66,559||£62,810 (580th)||£60,253 (592nd)||£53,376 (599th)||£45,735 (331st)|
|Communications Allowance||£11,818 (103rd)||£7,583 (352nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£13,470 (97th)1||£16,269 (54th)2||£11,795 (143rd)||£12,273||£14,360 (161st)||£11,126 (286th)||£13,521 (185th)||£5,360 (448th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£424 (180th)||£142 (355th)||£224 (317th)||£724||£856 (205th)||£1,016 (161st)||£254 (357th)||£944 (143rd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£3,139 (19th)||£3,703 (18th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,966 (40th)||£719 (353rd)||£930 (303rd)||£732||£523 (joint 491st with 1 other)||£1,761 (joint 94th with 1 other)||£831 (414th)||£1,265 (237th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,418 (487th)||£3,645 (223rd)||£3,928||£1,658 (joint 466th with 2 others)||£3,420 (211th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,275 (joint 220th with 2 others)||£1,071 (joint 298th with 2 others)||£0||£1,861 (385th)||£1,861 (379th)||£1,861 (369th)||£1,861 (344th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£602 (80th)||£941 (62nd)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£4,324 (13th)|
|Total||£147,544 (356th)||£137,636 (439th)||£120,740 (549th)||£110,791||£115,271 (485th)||£112,769 (467th)||£100,510 (537th)||£92,117 (232nd)|