Baroness Burt of Solihull

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Equality and Human Rights

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of where prejudice or discrimination should be made illegal and where exceptions should be made to permit otherwise illegal discrimination. MPs have also voted on the degree to which "human rights" are protected.

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Baroness Burt of Solihull generally voted for laws to promote equality and human rights

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Major votes

  • On 30 Jan 2014: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted against only allowing human rights grounds to be used to prevent a foreign criminal being deported in cases where there would be a breach of the right to life, or right not to be tortured; and against adding a new exemption to deportation for cases where harm to the criminal's children outweighs the public interest in removal. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted to remove the duty on the Commission for Equality and Human Rights to work to support the development of a society where people's ability to achieve their potential is not limited by prejudice or discrimination and there is respect for human rights. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Baroness Burt of Solihull was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted yes on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted yes on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: Baroness Burt of Solihull was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 10 Mar 2014: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted against making it unlawful for any provider of regulated social care to act in a manner incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote

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