Ms Joyce Quin

Former Labour MP for Gateshead East and Washington West

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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

  • Education Bill [Lords] 7 Apr 2005

    While I am very sympathetic to what my hon. Friend is trying to achieve, can he assure me that the increased autonomy of schools will not cut across the necessary co-ordination that we have highlighted in previous legislation such as the Children Act 2004, whereby local authorities, schools and other authorities all have to work together?
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Constitution 5 Apr 2005

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts regarding the progress being made in EU national Parliaments towards ratification of the treaty establishing a constitution for Europe.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: European Union Budget 10 Mar 2005

    What recent discussions he has had with the voluntary sector concerning his Department's negotiations with EU partners about the future of the EU budget.

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Former Labour MP for Gateshead East and Washington West

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Also represented Gateshead East


Other offices held in the past

  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (28 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (28 Jul 1998 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Minister of State, Home Office (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)

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Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.


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