Mr Derek Fatchett

Former Labour MP for Leeds Central

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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4 May 1999

  • On 4 May 1999: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on Greater London Authority Bill — Enforcing no smoking signs in London taxis Show vote

16 Mar 1999

  • On 16 Mar 1999: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on House of Lords Bill — Third Reading Show vote

1 Mar 1999

  • On 1 Mar 1999: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading Show vote

16 Feb 1999

  • On 16 Feb 1999: Mr Derek Fatchett voted no on House of Lords Bill — Hereditary peers to be elected by House of Lords members — rejected Show vote

15 Feb 1999

  • On 15 Feb 1999: Mr Derek Fatchett voted no on House of Lords Bill — Exclusion of hereditary peers from voting — rejected Show vote

10 Feb 1999

  • On 10 Feb 1999: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Clause 1 — Age of Consent for Homosexual Acts Show vote

2 Feb 1999

  • On 2 Feb 1999: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on House of Lords Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Feb 1999: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on House of Lords Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected Show vote

25 Jan 1999

  • On 25 Jan 1999: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote

1 Jul 1998

  • On 1 Jul 1998: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on Teaching and Higher Education Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on Teaching and Higher Education Bill [Lords] — New arrangements for giving financial support to students Show vote

22 Jun 1998

  • On 22 Jun 1998: Mr Derek Fatchett voted to reduce the age of consent for homosexual acts from eighteen to sixteen bringing equality to the the law affecting heterosexual and homosexual acts. Show vote

24 Mar 1998

  • On 24 Mar 1998: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected Show vote

11 Mar 1998

  • On 11 Mar 1998: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 1998: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected Show vote

10 Dec 1997

  • On 10 Dec 1997: Mr Derek Fatchett was absent for a vote on Doctor Assisted Dying Bill — Leave to Bring In Show vote

4 Nov 1997

  • On 4 Nov 1997: Mr Derek Fatchett voted expressed approval of the existing (£1000/year) arrangements for tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 1997: Mr Derek Fatchett voted against continuing expansion of higher education funded in part by students and against the view that means-tested maintenance grants make an important contribution to improving access to higher education for students from low-income backgrounds. Show vote

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