Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Labour Peer

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 6 July 2010

Previously MP for North West Durham until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

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

Also represented North West Durham

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Arts: Government Assistance
  • Work Permits: Africa
  • Early Intervention
  • Family Proceedings
  • Entry Clearances: Africa

Currently held offices

  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (since 31 Jan 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Integration of Primary and Community Care Committee (31 Jan 2023 to 27 Nov 2023)
  • Chair, Public Services Committee (13 Feb 2020 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Chair, Public Services Committee (13 Feb 2020 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Gambling Industry Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 16 Jun 2020)
  • Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee ( 6 Mar 2019 to 14 Jun 2019)
  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, European Union Committee ( 8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Soft Power Committee (16 May 2013 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office ( 8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister (Cabinet Office) and Minister (Social Exclusion) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster ( 5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Chief Whip (11 Jun 2001 to 8 May 2006)
  • Chief Whip ( 8 Jun 2001 to 5 May 2006)
  • Member, Education Committee ( 1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • Minister of State (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions) (Local Government) ( 6 May 1997 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Local Government and Housing), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions ( 5 May 1997 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson ( 1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) ( 1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson ( 1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1995)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) ( 1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1995)
  • Member, Education, Science & Arts Committee ( 8 Mar 1988 to 18 Jan 1989)
  • Shadow Spokesperson ( 1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1992)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) ( 1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1992)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Teesworks Project: Audit - Question 20 Mar 2024

    My Lords, I am disappointed by the Minister’s response. In the debate, I thought that we had established that the mayor was dealing with only a limited number of the recommendations, particularly on governance. There is a whole raft of others that he did not address in his letter. Neither we nor the public in Tees Valley have heard from the Government on what they will do to ensure that...
  • Local Regeneration: Industrial Areas - Motion to Take Note 7 Mar 2024

    My Lords, I thank everyone for the debate. It is probably presumptuous of me to say so, but it was refreshing to be in a debate with so many people who found their allegiance to the north-east region. It is unusual in this House so I welcome it, but I also welcome the comments from other parts of the country. I am really pleased that the Minister has now got this brief and is, I hope,...
  • Local Regeneration: Industrial Areas - Motion to Take Note 7 Mar 2024

    My Lords, it is a great privilege and pleasure to introduce this debate, partly, of course, because it gives me the chance to talk about the north-east again, the contribution that previous generations from that region have made to the prosperity of this country, and what we can do now—in the region and nationally—to give this generation and future generations real opportunity. I grew up...

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Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of advisory board of GovNet Communications. Address: St James Building, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6PP. (£5,001-£10,000)
18 February 2010, received £6,800 for work done in 2009: membership of the advisory board, chairing three one-day conferences, and attending an awards event. Hours: approx 36.5 hrs. (Registered 1 March 2010)
Member of Advisory Board of Sita UK (from 1 January 2010). (£5,001-£10,000)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I attended six matches at the Stadium of Light, three accompanied by my husband, as guest of the Chairman of Sunderland AFC, during the 2008-09 season. (Registered 17 June 2009)

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