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A selection of Baroness Rawlings's votes
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Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 11 votes against, 3 absences, between 2008–2011
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Rawlings’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Rawlings’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, it is encouraging that HMG hold that “trade and investment can be a lever for stabilising relations” and “increasing UK prosperity”. What trade arrangements and investments are being planned and developed with Russia for after 2020? The Prime Minister said that he did not want to become a Sinophobe; does that mean nor a Russophobe either?
My Lords, I cannot believe that teaching English is not already compulsory in schools in this country. Not only English should be compulsory but clear, correct English; there would be far fewer misunderstandings. Does the Minister agree that schools could follow the advice of Bernard Levin, one of our best modern writers of English prose: just read George Orwell and Jane Austen and you...
My Lords, HMG got it right: support for the arts is vital. Does the Minister agree that without pantomime, we will lose all our regular theatres permanently beyond anything a grant can achieve? Pantomime gives more employment to more members of the industry than any other form of theatre. Its audience is more inclusive and diverse than in any other field of culture. It provides irreplaceable...
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Entered the House of Lords in 1994
Currently held offices
- Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Lord Speaker's Advisory Panel on Works of Art (25 Jan 2017 to 23 Oct 2019)
- Member, National Policy for the Built Environment Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
- Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 31 Aug 2016)
- Member, Information Committee (Lords) (16 May 2013 to 14 May 2014)
- Lords Spokesperson (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (11 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (11 May 2010 to 25 Jun 2012)
- - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Minister (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for International Development), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
- Shadow Minister, International Development (9 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister, International Development (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, International Development (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, Foreign Affairs (17 Mar 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, International Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 17 Mar 2005)
- Shadow Minister, International Affairs (10 May 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (23 Nov 1999 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (17 Dec 1998 to 30 Nov 2000)
- Member, Select Committee on Broadcasting (23 Nov 1995 to 8 Apr 1997)
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