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A selection of Lord Harrison’s votes
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Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
11 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Harrison’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Harrison’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to implement the recommendations of The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, published on 8 March.
My Lords, women run businesses better than men. The Rose report, in which that is mentioned, shows that some £250 billion would be added to the UK Exchequer were it to be followed rigorously. Given that, what is being done to help women with childcare, and with increasing business networks? Finally, given that women have extreme prowess in speaking languages, what is being done in this...
More of Lord Harrison’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1999
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 18 Oct 2017)
- Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (25 May 2016 to 25 Mar 2017)
- Member, Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 15 Mar 2016)
- Chair, EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, European Union Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, European Union Committee (29 Nov 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
- Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (10 Dec 2003 to 12 May 2022)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (8 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Nov 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
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