Greg Clark

Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells

@gregclarkmp

Equality and Human Rights

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of where prejudice or discrimination should be made illegal and where exceptions should be made to permit otherwise illegal discrimination. MPs have also voted on the degree to which "human rights" are protected.

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Greg Clark generally voted against laws to promote equality and human rights

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Major votes

  • On 7 Dec 2021: Greg Clark voted against explicitly requiring immigration and enforcement officers to avoid using their powers in a way that could endanger life at sea. Show vote
  • On 19 May 2021: Greg Clark voted against bringing Government policy in-line with human rights where the courts have found policy incompatible with human rights. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2019: Greg Clark was absent for a vote on Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill — Lords Amendments — Abortion — Marriage and Civil Partnerships — Transparency etc. Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2019: Greg Clark voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Greg Clark voted against largely retaining the EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2014: Greg Clark was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — New Clause 15 — Exemptions to Automatic Deportation of Criminals on Human Rights Grounds Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Greg Clark voted to remove the duty on the Commission for Equality and Human Rights to work to support the development of a society where people's ability to achieve their potential is not limited by prejudice or discrimination and there is respect for human rights. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Greg Clark voted against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Greg Clark was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Greg Clark voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Greg Clark voted no on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Greg Clark was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: Greg Clark voted yes on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 20 Apr 2022: Greg Clark voted not to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom as a result of the operation of new asylum laws. Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Greg Clark voted not to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom, or have their family unity impacted, as a result treating refugees who have not "come to the United Kingdom directly from a country or territory where their life or freedom was threatened" and "presented themselves without delay to the authorities" differently from those who have. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Greg Clark voted not to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom as a result of the operation of new asylum laws. Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2021: Greg Clark voted not to explicitly prohibit Advanced Research and Invention Agency resources from being used in any way that would contravene human rights. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2016: Greg Clark voted against calling on the Government to ensure women and protected groups are not disproportionally impacted by tax and benefit changes and against publication of a gender equality strategy to improve the position of women. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Greg Clark voted in favour of repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; against plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and against a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: Greg Clark was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Impact of Policies on Women Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: Greg Clark was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: Greg Clark voted against making it unlawful for any provider of regulated social care to act in a manner incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Greg Clark voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote

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