Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Former MP, Hill Top

Labour

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How Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted strongly for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails

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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Birmingham Schools — Statement 22 Jul 2014

    Does the Minister recognise that the department has to take its fair share of the blame and be accountable? It is not possible to put all the responsibility on to Ofsted for knowing what is going on in schools day in and day out. With academies, the department has the responsibility through its newly imposed regulatory system. How could it miss what was happening to girls in those schools,...
  • Railways: High Speed 3 — Question 21 Jul 2014

    Can the noble Baroness reassure us that the Government understand that there are great northern cities that lie north of Leeds? The north-east is never mentioned, yet the country depends on the north-east for manufacturing output. We have the only mainline railway on which running times have become slower over the past 10 years, not faster. It looks like the Government are trying to cut us...
  • Child Abuse — Question 15 Jul 2014

    My Lords, the evidence now is very clear that many more children are abused within their own families—physically, sexually or both—in a way that was simply not uncovered in the past. The answer to this is really early intervention and much better support for parents on parenting. I believe that the Government need to go much further than they have proposed to do so at the moment....

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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 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

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Chief Whip (technically Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury) (11 Jun 2001 to 8 May 2006)
  • Minister of State (Local Government and Housing), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (5 May 1997 to 11 Jun 2001)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 7 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 63.83% 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") 38 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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