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A selection of Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke’s votes
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Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 1999–2003.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
9 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 1998–2010.
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, many of the issues that we are discussing today could be covered in the Energy Bill. What has happened to it?
I thank the Minister very much for that very full response. The noble Baroness, Lady Worthington, raised some interesting points that I was not aware of. It would be useful to explore those further as we get towards Report. However, I am content to beg leave to withdraw my amendment. Amendment 43 withdrawn. Amendments 44 to 47 not moved. Clause 61 agreed. Clause 62: Direction to offer to...
Given that explanation, I am prepared to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 40 withdrawn.
More of Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 13 July 2010
Previously MP for Airdrie and Shotts until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 30 June 1994 — unknown
Also represented Airdrie and Shotts; Monklands East
Currently held offices
- Member, International Agreements Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (6 Dec 2016 to 23 Apr 2020)
- Member, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)
- Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (1 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills (Joint Committee) (17 Mar 2011 to 14 Jun 2011)
- The Secretary of State for Scotland (25 Jan 2001 to 12 Jun 2003)
- Secretary of State, Scottish Office (24 Jan 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Minister of State (Energy and Competitiveness in Europe) (29 Jul 1999 to 24 Jan 2001)
- Minister of State (Science, Energy and Industry), Department of Trade and Industry (28 Jul 1999 to 24 Jan 2001)
- Minister of State, Department for Transport (17 May 1999 to 28 Jul 1999)
- Minister of State (Transport), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (17 May 1999 to 28 Jul 1999)
- Minister of State (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions) (17 May 1999 to 29 Jul 1999)
- Minister for Education and Industry, Scottish Office (28 Jul 1998 to 17 May 1999)
- Minister of State (Scottish Office) (Education and Industry) (28 Jul 1998 to 17 May 1999)
- The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (6 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
- Economic Secretary, HM Treasury (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
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