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A selection of Baroness Primarolo’s votes
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Has never voted on reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 17 absences, between 2012–2014.
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 1998–2012.
Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2011–2012.
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2010.
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2013.
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2015.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Primarolo’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Primarolo’s full vote analysis page for more.
Will the Minister please explain how cutting £20 per week from universal credit for 6 million of the poorest households, many of whom are already in work, and pushing below the poverty line another 420,000 children who will therefore go hungry, can possibly be delivering on the Prime Minister’s promise of “levelling up” our communities?
My Lords, on Monday, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care told the House of Commons that we are going to have to “learn to live with” the virus. Can the Minister tell us what this means for schools? Where is the plan for improved ventilation and classrooms where children can socially distance within school? When does the Minister think a decision will be taken on vaccinating...
My Lords, like the other speakers this afternoon, I welcome the Government’s amendments. However, I remain concerned about two matters, to which I will speak briefly; I will also ask the Minister to try to assure the House on them. Many speakers have mentioned my first concern. Although having a statutory duty on local authorities to provide accommodation is welcome, if we do not deal with...
More of Baroness Primarolo’s recent appearances
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
- Prescriptions: Fees and Charges
Currently held offices
- Member, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
- Member, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
- Member, European Union Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
- Member, Bribery Act 2010 Committee (since 17 May 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Nov 2019 to 2 Dec 2019)
- Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
- Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (25 May 2016 to 25 Mar 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (8 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Deputy Speaker (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)
- 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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