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

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Recent appearances

  • Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 98 (to Amendment 97) 22 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I support Amendment 101 in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Curry of Kirkharle. It ensures that the Trade and Agriculture Commission that the Department for International Trade has established will not be toothless, transitory and a bit of a fig leaf. Your Lordships can hear that I am being rather less complimentary about the establishment of the commission than many other noble...
  • Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 89ZA 22 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I speak in support of Amendments 89ZA, 93 and 103, and I simply ask the Government to honour their election manifesto commitment that “In all of our trade negotiations, we will not compromise on our high environmental protection, animal welfare and food standards.” Amendment 93 would ensure, on a statutory basis, that import standards cannot be lowered to below equivalent...
  • Agriculture Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 58 17 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I declare my interests as a member of the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission and a former chief executive of Diabetes UK. I very much welcome the requirement for a national food strategy being given a statutory basis, as outlined in this amendment. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Krebs, and the noble Baroness, Lady Boycott, for having cooked it up—if that is not the wrong word...

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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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