Baroness Kramer

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Baroness Kramer's votes

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  • Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions
  • Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Economic Impact - Question 18 Oct 2016

    My Lords, in the 2015 Budget, the Government froze in cash terms most working-age tax credits and benefits. With the rise in inflation that has occurred so far, as reported today, and the very significant rise that is anticipated thanks to the collapse in sterling, will the Government be unfreezing them, so that benefits can increase on the basis of inflation, or are the low-paid to be the...
  • High-Cost Credit and Debt Management - Question 10 Oct 2016

    My Lords, do the Government agree that part of the problem is that we have so many different regulators involved with different products—whether it is the Information Commissioner, trading standards or the FCA—that there is complete chaos and no one quite knows where they are protected with which product or who to contact when there is a problem? Is the Minister indicating that in...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 January 2011

Previously MP for Richmond Park until 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Also represented Richmond Park


Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Departmental ICT
  • Waterloo Station
  • Departmental Staff
  • Cluster Munitions
  • Pre-School Education: Finance

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson on the Treasury and Economy (since 7 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow LD Spokesperson (Economics) (since 29 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson on the Treasury (1 Jun 2015 to 7 Sep 2015)
  • Minister of State (Department for Transport) (7 Oct 2013 to 7 May 2015)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Dec 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
  • Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee (29 May 2012 to 28 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] Committee (5 Sep 2011 to 1 Dec 2011)
  • Cabinet Office (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 22 Nov 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Transport (4 Jul 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (20 Dec 2006 to 1 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, Trade & Industry (19 Dec 2006 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 2006 to 20 Dec 2006)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, International Development (21 Mar 2006 to 19 Dec 2006)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 26 Apr 2006)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 24 Apr 2006)
  • Shadow Minister, Treasury (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 78 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Kramer’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 42 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 86.37% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 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") 269 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Remunerated directorships
Infrastructure Capital Partners Ltd (London); financial consulting on infrastructure projects (unremunerated).
Speciality Scanners Plc (London); developers of dedicated magnetic resonance scanners for breast cancer diagnosis and management; not at present remunerated directly but options held in lieu of fees.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fee of £150 to be received for completing a survey for IPSOS/Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY, on 30 June 2009. Hours: 1.5hrs. Fee to be donated to charity. (Registered 14 July 2009).
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donation to my constituency party campaign fund from Giles Wilkes, of Putney. (Registered 26 March 2009)
Name of donor: Shene School
Address of donor: Park Avenue, London, SW14 8RG
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Received a bunch of flowers for handing out prizes and giving a speech. Hours: 1.5hrs. Estimated value: £15.
Date of receipt: 9 July 2009
Date of acceptance: 9 July 2009
Donor status: School
(Registered 14 July 2009).
8. Land and Property
Interest in a family trust which owns and manages a ranch in California, USA, from which rental income is received.
Interest in a holiday flat in Southern Spain.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Infrastructure Capital Partners Ltd (London).

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