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  • Valedictory Debate 5 Nov 2019

    When I see the right hon. Member for Wantage (Mr Vaizey), I always recall my right hon. Friend the Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field) talking about seeing him in his nappies when he was young. Seeing again how young he obviously is, I am very sorry that he is leaving the House. One thing we have in common is the arts. A lot of Members spend their evenings in the very wonderful part of my...
  • Valedictory Debate 5 Nov 2019

    I am sure that the right hon. Gentleman knows that he has to be re-elected, of course, but he is not retiring. [Interruption.] Now I am very unclear whether he is retiring or just putting himself forward for re-election—fine. Like the right hon. Member for Derbyshire Dales (Sir Patrick McLoughlin), who spoke first in the debate, I came in at a by-election in 1989. I will not go through my...
  • Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] 5 Nov 2019

    Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that sometimes in this House there is a feeling that Northern Ireland gets neglected or is a sideshow, but this measure today shows that the Government and Opposition knew that this was a hugely crucial issue to the people of Northern Ireland and that getting it to the House today and through this procedure is a mark of this House’s responsibility and...

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 September 2020

Previously MP for Vauxhall until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Entered the House of Commons on 15 June 1989 — unknown

Party was Labour until 6 Nov 2019

Also represented Vauxhall

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Topics of interest

Baroness Hoey campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Zimbabwe
  • European Constitution
  • Departmental Staff
  • Correspondence
  • Playing Fields

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (1 Mar 2004 to 17 Jul 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of National Heritage) (Sport) (29 Jul 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (28 Jul 1998 to 29 Jul 1999)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (27 Jun 1994 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Women) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1993)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
20 November 2018, received £500 from Associated Newspapers, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT, for an article. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2018)
Payments from the Telegraph Media Group, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT:
1 February 2019, received £250 for an article written on 10 January 2019. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 06 February 2019)
1 February 2019, received £250 for an article written on 15 January 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 06 February 2019)
15 July 2019, received £1,000 from Fund Finance Association, 224 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1225, New York, NY 10001, USA, for being a keynote speakers at the 5th Annual European Fund Finance Symposium on 20 June 2019. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 26 July 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Fire Brigades Union (FBU)
Address of donor: Bradley House, 68 Coombe Road, Kingston-upon-Thames KT2 7AE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: the administration and coordination of the FBU Parliamentary Group, of which I am the Chair, provided by Solidarity Consulting Ltd (previously Union Services Parliamentary Consultancy), between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019, value £16,957

Date received: 1 April 2018

Date accepted: 1 April 2018

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 April 2018; updated 05 February 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews
Address of donor: Fife KY169JD

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Attendance as a guest at the British Open Golf Championship in Portrush, value £500

Date received: 21 July 2019

Date accepted: 21 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration SC247047

(Registered 26 July 2019)

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