Elizabeth Truss

Former Conservative MP for South West Norfolk

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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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Elizabeth Truss generally voted for laws to promote equality and human rights

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Major votes

  • On 7 Dec 2021: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Schedule 6 — Maritime Enforcement — Use of Powers to Endanger Life at Sea Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2019: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 56 — Commission for Equality and Human Rights Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Discrimination on the Basis of Caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Elizabeth Truss voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 20 Apr 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Before Clause 11 — Interpretation of Part 2 — Compliance with International Agreements Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 11 — Differential Treatment of Refugees — Impact Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — New Clause — Compliance with the Refugee Convention Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2021: Elizabeth Truss 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 19 May 2021: Elizabeth Truss voted against bringing Government policy in-line with human rights where the courts have found policy incompatible with human rights. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2016: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss 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: Elizabeth Truss voted against carrying out an assessment of the impact of Government policies on women; against mitigating any disproportionate burden on women and against publishing a gender equality strategy. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: Elizabeth Truss voted against requiring an annual report from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission analysing information on the gender pay gap and making recommendations to close it. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Care Bill — New Clause 11 — Human Rights Act to Apply to All Providers of Regulated Social Care Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Elizabeth Truss voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote

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