Bridget Prentice

Former Labour MP for Lewisham East

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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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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Justice: Cemeteries 6 Apr 2010

    Our current guidance reminds burial ground managers not to discriminate in the way common graves are provided in cemeteries and encourages them to be treated with as much sensitivity and respect as any other graves.
  • Written Answers — Justice: Tribunals: Disability Living Allowance 6 Apr 2010

    The Tribunals Service is only able to provide figures for each administrative area from 2007-08. Prior to this, disability living allowance appeals were administered by the Appeals Service, an agency of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The DWP is unable to break down its figures in the way the hon. Member has requested. The First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support has...
  • Written Answers — Justice: Burial 30 Mar 2010

    The data requested are not held centrally.

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Former Labour MP for Lewisham East

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Home Department
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • London Underground
  • Unfair Terms Regulations
  • Replica Firearms
  • Iraq
  • Prisons (Drugs)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice (9 May 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs (11 May 2005 to 9 May 2007)
  • Member, Court of Referees Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Assistant Whip (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
  • Assistant Whip (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

8. Land and Property
Half-share of a flat in Spain.

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