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Janet Daby’s voting in Parliament
Janet Daby is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a random selection of Janet Daby’s votes.
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2021–2022.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 5 absences, between 2021–2022.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, in 2020.
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2020.
Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2022.
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2019–2021.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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In the last few days, several primary school headteachers have written to me about the serious issue of Government funding for free school meals. Currently, schools pay £2.30 per child for a school meal, but catering services are raising prices, in some cases to £3 per child. In one school that amounts to £20,000 a year. A high number of children in Lewisham East receive free school meals,...
That is absolutely the right suggestion. With the public health campaign, could the Minister also speak to his counterparts in the Department for Education to make sure there is that connection between health and education, so that young people are receiving that information early?
I thank the hon. Member for securing this really important debate and for making such a significant and poignant speech. I find it very distressing to know that young people are able to access these silver cylinders and that they have such a harmful effect on them. In my constituency, I have seen pockets of those cylinders in various places, and I am pleased that he has brought the matter to...
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Labour MP for Lewisham East
Entered the House of Commons on 14 June 2018 — Byelection
Topics of interest
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Home Office
- Department for Education
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Coronavirus: Vaccination
- Police Custody: Children
- Anoosheh Ashoori
- Strokes: Mechanical Thrombectomy
- Sickle Cell Diseases: Health Services
Currently held offices
- Member, Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Bill Committee (since 8 Dec 2021)
- Member, Judicial Review and Courts Bill (since 27 Oct 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Justice Committee (22 Feb 2021 to 5 Jan 2022)
- Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Faiths, Women and Equalities) (10 Jul 2020 to 7 Dec 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (10 Apr 2020 to 10 Jul 2020)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 11 May 2020)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (8 May 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Justice Committee (19 Nov 2018 to 8 May 2019)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.
1. Employment and earnings
13 September 2022, payment of £225 from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for a survey. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid direct to Lewisham East Labour Party. (Registered 15 September 2022)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: CARE
(Christian Action Research and Education
Address of donor: 53 Romney Street, London SW1P 3RF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Services of an intern for four days a week 27 September 2021 to 29 July 2022, who was in receipt of a bursary of £550 per month until 28 January 2022 as a member of CARE’s educational Leadership Programme, total value £1,650
Date received: 27 September 2021 to 28 January 2022
Date accepted: 27 September 2021
Donor status: other (charity)
(Registered 08 December 2021; updated 07 March 2022)
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