Baroness Jowell

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Baroness Jowell's votes

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  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Calais Jungle Camp - Question 14 Sep 2016

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for her remark in support of my noble friend’s intervention. Is she aware that last Friday the names of 387 children considered to be eligible under the Dubs amendment for admission to and care in this country were submitted to the Home Office? Will she bring forward to the House a detailed statement of progress on placing these children?
  • Civil Society and Lobbying - Motion to Take Note 8 Sep 2016

    My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Hayter on bringing forward this debate. I begin my brief contribution by underlining the importance of her tribute to Lord Rix who, in his work as chairman of Mencap, inspired by his own daughter’s learning difficulties, is perhaps a shining example of the constructive and enduring purpose of charities. Had Mencap under his leadership not...
  • Calais: Refugee Children - Question 7 Sep 2016

    My Lords, what financial and other support is being provided to the local authorities that receive these children? I declare an interest as patron of a charity working with these children in Calais and in other camps across Europe. Many of these children are profoundly traumatised and will need expert care and help for some time so that they can settle with their families. What help are they...

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 December 2015

Previously MP for Dulwich and West Norwood until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Dulwich and West Norwood; Dulwich

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Cabinet Office
  • Education
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Departmental Public Bodies
  • Departmental Redundancy
  • Olympic Games 2012
  • Schools: Sports
  • Empty Property

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (20 Jan 2011 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Cabinet Office) and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Olympics and London) (12 May 2010 to 11 Sep 2012)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (London) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister (Cabinet Office) (Also Minister for Olympics and Paymaster General) (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Olympics and Paymaster General) (28 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (8 Jun 2001 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Department for Education and Employment) (New Deal and for Women) (11 Oct 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (11 Oct 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health) (2 May 1997 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (25 Jul 1996 to 24 Jul 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Women) (20 Jul 1995 to 18 Jul 1996)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (21 Jul 1994 to 20 Jul 1995)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (21 Jul 1994 to 20 Jul 1995)
  • Member, Health Committee (26 Oct 1992 to 12 Dec 1994)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 26 Oct 1992)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 54 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Jowell’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 78 written questions since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 37.80% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 120 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 4 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from BSkyB, Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5QD for press previews:
Payment of £600 received for four press previews on 2 February, 2, 18 and 23 March 2014. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 20 hrs in total. (Registered 11 April 2014)
Payment of £150 received for press preview on 27 April 2014. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel; 5 hrs in total. (Registered 9 June 2014)
Payment of £300 received for two press previews on 8 and 22 June 2014. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 10 hrs in total. (Registered 21 July 2014)
Payment of £300 received for two press previews on 14 and 24 July 2014. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel on each occasion; 10 hrs in total. (Registered 29 August 2014)
Payment of £150 received for press preview on 31 August 2014. Hours: 3 hrs plus 2 hrs’ travel; 5hrs in total. (Registered 29 September 2014)
As Senior Fellow of the Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, London SW1Y 5AA, I receive an honorarium of £5,000 a year in two instalments. (Up to £5,000)
December 2013, received £2,500. The payment is unrelated to hours worked. Hours: 15 hrs approx. (Registered 14 January 2014; updated 14 July 2014)
July 2014, received £2,500. The payment is unrelated to hours worked. Hours: 15 hrs approx. (Registered 14 July 2014)
Received £2,500. The payment is unrelated to hours worked. Hours: 20 hrs approx. between July and December 2014. (Registered 14 January 2015)
Engaged as an executive mentor by Mentore Consulting LLP, 29 St James Place, London SW1A 1NR. Expected annual commitment of between 10 and 20 hours, at a rate of £1,000 per hour. (Registered 20 March 2013)
Received £6,000 for coaching and mentoring. Hours: 15 hrs including travel, between March and July 2014. (Registered 21 July 2014)
November 2014, received £8,000 for mentoring. Hours: 14 hrs including travel, between July and October 2014. (Registered 15 December 2014)
May 2014, received from Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Ku'damm Karree, Kurfürstendamm 207-208, Berlin D-10719, payment of £1,214, plus flights, for keynote speech and participation in annual Cultural Diplomacy conference in Berlin, December 2013. Hours: 2 days at conference plus 8 hrs preparation and 8 hrs travel; approx. 4 days in total. (Registered 4 June 2014)
Received from the Harvard School of Public Health, 651 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, fees for my role as expert adviser on Ministerial Leadership in Health programme for Ministers of Finance:
Received fee of £2,448 for my role as expert adviser on programme which took place in Cambridge, MA from 5 to 9 April 2014. Harvard also paid for my return air fare and accommodation. Hours: 5 days plus 3 days’ preparation. (Registered 13 June 2014; updated 7 July 2014)
Received fee of £2,798 for my role as expert adviser on programme which took place in Cambridge, MA from 1 to 6 June 2014. Harvard also paid for my return air fare and accommodation. Hours: 5 days plus 3 days’ preparation. (Registered 1 July 2014)
Professor of Practice at London School of Economics with effect from 1 September 2014. The position will include teaching with LSE Cities programmes and with the Department of Government. Payment at 0.2FTE rate: £20 000 per annum. (Registered 1 September 2014)
Received £1,730.67. Hours: 7 hrs, including travel. (Registered 20 October 2014)
Received £1,730.67. Hours: 21 hrs. (Registered 17 November 2014)
Received £1,760.67. Hours: 30 hrs, including travel. (Registered 15 December 2014)
Received £1,760. Hours: 30 hrs, including travel, in December 2014. (Registered 14 January 2015)
Received £1,760 in January 2015. Hours: 16 hrs, including travel and preparation. (Registered 16 February 2015)
Received £1,760 for February 2015. Hours: 8 hrs, including travel and preparation. (Registered 23 March 2015)
August 2014, received £3,738.26 for a speech to the EY Global leadership conference on 30 June 2014. Address: 1, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EU. Hours: 6 hrs, including preparation and travel. (Registered 24 September 2014)
Received £3,840 for speech for Benchmark Sport for the M4 Business Club. Address: Celtic Manor, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, NP18 1HQ. Hours: 26 hrs including preparation, travel and overnight stay. (Registered 20 October 2014)
Received from the Corporate Research Forum, One Heddon Street, London W1B 4BD, (two thirds of the agreed sum) for chairing and moderating the Forum's annual conference held in Berlin on 29 September to 1 October 2014. 
£8,000 received October 2014. Hours: 5 days. (Registered 17 October 2014, updated 13 November 2014)
Received £2,500 plus VAT from GTI Media, First Floor Offices, 75 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3JY, for a speech at their Target Jobs Breakfast News event on 18 September 2014. Hours: 6 hrs including travel, event and preparation. (Registered 18 November 2014)
January 2015, received £10,000 from Inc London, 2 John Street, London WC1N 2ES, as Senior Adviser, providing advice on strategy and project development. IncLondon is a communications and marketing agency offering strategic advice to clients in a number of different sectors. Hours: approx. 3 days during October to December 2014. (Registered 16 February 2015)
4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
Name of donor: PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP
Address of donor: 1 Embankment Place, London, WC2N 6RH
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Services of a research assistant (total value £54,250) shared with another MP from 10 March 2014 to 10 October 2014, to support me in my work on the global campaign on early childhood intervention and on the use of sport in international development
Date of receipt: 10 March 2014
Date of acceptance: 10 March 2014
Donor status: limited liability partnership
(Registered 9 April 2014)
Name of donor: PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP
Address of donor: 1 Embankment Place, London, WC2N 6RH
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Services of a research assistant (total value £27,720) shared with another MP from 10 October 2014 to 31 March 2015 to support me in my work on the global campaign on early childhood intervention, on the use of sport in international development and other general research. The assistant works part time in my office whilst also working for another MP.
Date of receipt: 10 October 2014
Date of acceptance: 10 October 2014
Donor status: limited liability partnership
(Registered 5 November 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights with a value of £5,695.35 and accommodation for 3 nights with estimated costs of £750; £6,445.35 in total
Destination of visit: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of visit: 22 to 26 October 2013
Purpose of visit: To attend and speak at Urban Age City Transformations conference
(Registered 2 July 2014)
Name of donor: Emirates Airlines via Streamline Marketing Group
Address of donor: Emirates Group HQ, PO Box 686, Dubai; Streamline Marketing Group, Grosvenor Business Tower, 10th Floor, Office 1005, TECOM, PO Box 62440, Dubai, UAE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights costing £2,492 and accommodation in Dubai costing approx. £523; £3,015 in total
Destination of visit: Mumbai and Dubai
Date of visit: 29 November 2013 to 5 December 2013
Purpose of visit: To attend Magic Bus Global Council Meeting in Mumbai and Emerging Host Cities conference in Dubai
(Registered 2 July 2014)
Name of donor: (1) Magic Bus UK; (2) Magic Bus India; (3) British Airways
Address of donor: (1) 32-36 Loman St, London SE1 0EH; (2) Todi Estate Rn 5, A Wing, 2nd floor, Sun Mills Compound Lower Parel (W), Mumbai, India 400 013; (3) Community Investment, Australasia House, Waterside, PO Box 365, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) accommodation in Bangalore estimated at £120 and airline taxes of £322.35; £442.35 in total; (2) accommodation in New Delhi estimated at £335; (3) Return flights from London to Delhi and Delhi to Bangalore with a total value estimated at £2,120
Destination of visit: New Delhi and Bangalore
Date of visit: 9 to 15 February 2014
Purpose of visit: To participate in a conference as part of my work for Magic Bus, and to volunteer on a Magic Bus project.
(Registered 4 July 2014)
Name of donor: Wave Trust
Address of donor: Cameron House, 61 Friends Road, Croydon, CR0 1ED
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights with a value of £5,251.25
Destination of visit: New York
Date of visit: 15-17 June 2014
Purpose of visit: To present petition on importance of early childhood development to adviser to Secretary General of the UN
(Registered 7 July 2014)
Name of donor: Labour Friends of Israel
Address of donor: BM LFI, London WC1N 3XX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,400
Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian territories. Some hospitality provided by the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Date of visit: 30 November to 4 December 2014
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories; meeting with Israeli and Palestinian politicians and community representatives.
(Registered 17 December 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Name of donor: Politicshome
Address of donor: 5 The Sanctuary, London SW1P 3JS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Since August 2010 I have received free use of Politicshome ‘pro’ service. In 2014 I received one ongoing subscription, annual value £228+VAT.
Date of receipt: renewed January 2014
Date of acceptance: January 2014
Donor status: company, registration 07053138
(First registered 21 March 2013; updated 17 February 2014, 23 February 2015)

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