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A selection of Baroness Perry of Southwark's votes
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Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Almost always voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 8 absences, between 2008–2011
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011
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My Lords, I too look forward to the maiden speech of the noble Baroness, Lady Jowell, and I thank my colleagues for their kind support. Although education is not today’s topic, it is the target of much of our overseas aid and the foundation of everything which establishes this country’s place in the world order. Education changes lives and changes societies. I love what the writer...
What are we doing with very young children coming into education to strengthen their literacy skills so that we do not have a repeat of this generational problem?
My Lords, does my noble friend agree that it is unfortunate that some local authorities are making cuts in services when they are sitting on substantial reserves?
More of Baroness Perry of Southwark’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1991
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (9 Jul 2015 to 26 May 2016)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
- Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 12 May 2016)
- Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (Higher education in STEM subjects) (13 Sep 2011 to 17 Jul 2012)
- Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (22 Jun 2010 to 13 Sep 2011)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (17 Nov 2007 to 1 May 2012)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (13 Nov 2007 to 12 Nov 2009)
- Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (6 Jun 2005 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (1 Dec 2004 to 12 Nov 2009)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (3 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Committee On Religious Offences (15 May 2002 to 10 Apr 2003)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (24 Jan 2002 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (3 Jul 2001 to 2 Dec 2003)
- Member, Relations between Central and Local Government, Committee on (27 Nov 1995 to 2 Jul 1996)
- Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (23 Nov 1993 to 19 Nov 1998)
- Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (23 Nov 1993 to 8 Nov 1995)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (19 May 1992 to 8 Nov 1995)
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