Baroness Scotland of Asthal


A selection of Baroness Scotland of Asthal's votes

See full list of topics voted on

  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Bilateral Trade: United Kingdom and Africa — Question for Short Debate 11 Nov 2015

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Sheikh, for instituting this very important debate. Perhaps I may take this opportunity to welcome the maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Oates, who I am sure will intrigue us with his strategic delivery, in the same way as he led the Liberal Democrats so well. I also take this opportunity to declare my interests as both the Prime Minister’s...
  • Access to Palliative Care Bill [HL]: Second Reading 23 Oct 2015

    My Lords, first, I thank the House for allowing me to speak in the gap in support of the most marvellous Bill of the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay. She will know that I have been figuratively speaking by her side through all this, but rarely have I had an opportunity to add my voice, so I thank the House for that. The expertise of the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, has given us a great treat,...
  • Employment Tribunals — Question 12 Mar 2015

    My Lords, is not the whole point of having an arbitration system where most claims are settled that those which are not settled are the ones that have to be litigated, because there is no agreement? For there to be a just system, there has to be accessible to that litigant an opportunity to do that. Does the Minister not take the point made by noble friend Lady Turner that if the fee for so...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Communications Committee (L) (since 2 Jul 2013)
  • Member, Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) (since 26 Oct 2011)

Other offices held in the past

  • Attorney General, Attorney General's Office (3 Dec 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Attorney General, Law Officers (25 Nov 2008 to 3 Dec 2008)
  • Attorney General, Law Officers' Department (28 Jun 2007 to 25 Nov 2008)
  • The Attorney-General (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime Reduction) (9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State, Home Office (3 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Criminal Justice and Offender Management), Home Office (17 Jun 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Minister of State (Criminal Justice System and Law Reform), Home Office (4 Nov 2004 to 17 Jun 2005)
  • Minister of State, Home Office (13 Jun 2003 to 4 Nov 2004)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Criminal Justice and Offender Management) (13 Jun 2003 to 8 May 2007)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Lord Chancellor's Department) (12 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)


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  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 67.12% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 36 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 27 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Baroness Scotland of Asthal’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2484 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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