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A selection of Baroness Browning’s votes
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Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2004–2010.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2003–2007.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Browning’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Browning’s full vote analysis page for more.
With these changes in various settings, can my noble friend update the House on what the guidance is now for in-patients in hospitals? Exactly what level of barrier nursing will there be to make sure that Covid patients—like those with any other contagious disease—are protected, in their own interests and those of other vulnerable in-patients?
What has my noble friend’s department done on the need to improve infrastructure—for example, separating out foul water from surface water so that the amount of foul water that needs to be discharged is reduced? Does his department have a plan, has it been costed and is there a timetable?
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the NHS about changes they are making to (1) outpatient departments, and (2) in-patient care, to avoid hospital acquired COVID-19.
More of Baroness Browning’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 13 July 2010
Previously MP for Tiverton and Honiton until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented Tiverton and Honiton; Tiverton
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Education and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- Foot and Mouth
- Regulatory Impact Assessments
- Parliamentary Questions
- Mental Health
Currently held offices
- Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
- Member, Lord Speaker's committee on the size of the House (since 20 Dec 2016)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (26 May 2016 to 16 Oct 2018)
- Member, European Union Committee (25 May 2016 to 17 Oct 2018)
- Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (25 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
- Member, Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 15 Mar 2016)
- Member, The Arctic Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
- Member, Mental Capacity Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 25 Feb 2014)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Minister of State (Home Office) (1 May 2011 to 16 Sep 2011)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (18 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (17 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Deputy Chairman, The Conservative Party (9 Jul 2007 to 4 Jun 2008)
- Member, Speaker's Committee (12 Oct 2006 to 17 Oct 2006)
- Deputy Chairman (Organising and Campaigning), Conservative Party (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (1 Nov 2005 to 4 Oct 2006)
- Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Aug 2005 to 31 Jul 2007)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 26 Jul 2006)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 1 Feb 2006)
- Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (20 Jul 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
- Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Jun 2004)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (29 Apr 2004 to 31 Jan 2006)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (24 Mar 2004 to 24 Jul 2006)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (10 Jul 2003 to 17 Nov 2003)
- Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (1 Jan 2003 to 9 Oct 2006)
- Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Aug 2001 to 31 Jul 2005)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (26 Sep 2000 to 18 Sep 2001)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (25 Oct 1999 to 11 May 2001)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (15 Jun 1999 to 26 Sep 2000)
- Shadow Secretary of State (15 Jun 1999 to 26 Sep 2000)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education and Employment) (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (20 Jul 1994 to 2 May 1997)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 5 Jul 1993)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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