Baroness Young of Old Scone

Labour Peer

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A selection of Baroness Young of Old Scone's votes

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  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees

We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Young of Old Scone’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Young of Old Scone’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • Fossil Fuels: Business - Question 19 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I declare an interest as a pensioner of the Environment Agency pension fund, which co-chairs the transition pathway initiative. The TPI report shows that no oil and gas company can yet claim to be aligned with the Paris agreement. Does the Minister agree that accelerating the phase out of petrol and diesel cars in the UK will do little to impact the global oil and gas market in...
  • Planning: Accessible Homes - Question 4 Nov 2020

    The Minister indicated that more homes were needed, as well as more accessible homes. We know that the viability test often puts the lid on accessibility being built into the equation by developers when they say that they cannot afford to provide these standards. Can the Minister assure the House that, in this consultation, the Government will not allow developers to hold them to ransom, as...
  • Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2020 - Motion to Regret 27 Oct 2020

    My Lords, I am honoured to follow the excellent maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Sikka. He has had an acknowledged academic career, during which he has relentlessly shone a clear spotlight on the self-interested behaviour of various corporations that are acting against the public interest. He has shown how they have often been unchecked by the accountants and the banks—truly, as he...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 4 November 1997

Party was Labour until 30 Nov 2000; Non-affiliated until 25 Feb 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Rural Economy Committee (since 17 May 2018)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Policy for the Built Environment Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (12 Jan 1998 to 30 Nov 2000)

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