Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Former MP


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  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • NHS: Health and Social Care Act 2012 - Motion to Take Note 8 Sep 2016

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to be involved in today’s debate, although it is a troubling area of policy. The Minister has heard me on this before. The introduction of this legislation and the way that things have gone have not been a happy tale for the National Health Service—and, most importantly, for too many patients who look to the National Health Service and rely on it. We...
  • Homelessness - Question for Short Debate 7 Sep 2016

    My Lords, I again refer Members to my interests. I am chair of an organisation called Changing Lives, which is based in the north-east but operates in other parts of the country, too. I was Minister for homelessness—among other things, including local government—from 1997 to 2001, which was when we introduced the real drive around rough sleeping and reduced it by more than...
  • Iraq Inquiry - Motion to Take Note 12 Jul 2016

    My Lords, along with colleagues who were in Cabinet at the time of the decision in 2003, I take responsibility for my decisions. I have had the sort of upbringing that would never allow me to do anything but take responsibility for them. Of course, I associate myself with the expressions of gratitude to all those who served in Iraq, and especially to the families of those who paid the...

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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


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, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 (technically Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury) (11 Jun 2001 to 8 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (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 (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • 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 (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1992)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

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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