Baroness Primarolo

Former MP


A selection of Baroness Primarolo's votes

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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Recent appearances

  • Trade Union Bill: Second Reading 11 Jan 2016

    (Maiden Speech) My Lords, I speak for the first time in your Lordships’ House, like my noble friend Lord Livermore, with some nervousness. I am fortunate indeed to have been given the privilege and opportunity of joining your Lordships’ House, and I am grateful for the warm welcome that has been afforded me. I would like to thank my two distinguished supporters, my noble friends...
  • Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities 25 Mar 2015

    With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Clause 67 stand part. New clause 1—Report on impact of value added tax— “(1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall, within three months of the passing of this Act, publish a report on the impact of the increase in the standard rate of VAT which took effect from 4 January 2011. (2) The report must estimate the impact...
  • Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill 25 Mar 2015

    Order. Believe it or not, that discussion is outside the scope of the Budget resolutions. But given that the hon. Gentleman had just acquired a nickname—although I will not be addressing him as such—I decided to allow him to intervene. Mr Davies, I should be grateful if you returned to the Finance Bill.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 8 December 2015

Previously MP for Bristol South until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Bristol South


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

Currently held offices

  • Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (8 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means (8 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Children, Young People and Families) (13 May 2010 to 8 Jun 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (2 Jul 2007 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health) (29 Jun 2007 to 8 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (2 Dec 2002 to 20 Dec 2004)
  • Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (4 Jan 1999 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (30 Oct 1997 to 12 Jan 1999)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (6 May 1997 to 3 Jan 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1994)
  • Member, Members' Interests Committee (11 May 1990 to 16 Mar 1992)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 7 debates since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Primarolo’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 31.52% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 287 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 1 time in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.


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