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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Lord Boateng’s votes
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Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, in 2011.
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
8 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 1997–2010.
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 1999–2003.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Boateng’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Boateng’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask His Majesty's Government what was the total sum of (1) Official Development Assistance, and (2) technical or other assistance, to the African Union and its institutions in each of the last three years for which records exist; and what proportion of this assistance has been delivered (a) bilaterally through direct budgetary support, and (b) through programmatic support.
To ask His Majesty's Government when a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office minister last (1) visited the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, and (2) addressed the Pan-African Parliament in Pretoria; and on how many occasions in the last three years ministers have made such visits.
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level, focus, and impact of support provided to the African Union and its institutions by (1) the government of China, and (2) by the government of Russia.
More of Lord Boateng’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 1 July 2010
Previously MP for Brent South until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented Brent South
Currently held offices
- Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (5 Sep 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
- Chief Secretary, HM Treasury (29 May 2002 to 11 May 2005)
- The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (29 May 2002 to 6 May 2005)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 24 Jun 2002)
- Financial Secretary, HM Treasury (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
- The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
- Minister of State (Home Office) (28 Oct 1998 to 7 Jun 2001)
- Minister of State, Home Office (27 Oct 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (6 May 1997 to 28 Oct 1998)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health (5 May 1997 to 27 Oct 1998)
- Shadow Minister (Lord Chancellor's Department) (1 Jan 1992 to 1 Jan 1997)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1992 to 1 Jan 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1989 to 1 Jan 1992)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jan 1989 to 1 Jan 1992)
- Member, Environment Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 19 Dec 1989)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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