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 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 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

  • 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...
  • Trade and Agriculture Commission and Trade Remedies Authority - Question 15 Oct 2020

    My Lords, the Trade Remedies Authority is basically about locking the stable door after the horse has bolted and dumping has occurred. Given the Minister’s statement, it has a generous budget compared with that of the Trade and Agriculture Commission, which is about maintenance of standards and preventing dumping before it happens. Is that a sign of how unimportant the Government believe...
  • Burning of Peat Moorlands - Question 14 Oct 2020

    I draw attention to my interests in the register. The Government hoped for a voluntary surrender of burning consents but no one volunteered and burning has increased. The heather and moorland burning regulations are 13 years out of date and do not meet the Government’s commitments to net zero, to biodiversity or to air and water quality. I understand that a draft of proposed new legislation...

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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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