Baroness O'Cathain


A selection of Baroness O'Cathain's votes

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  • Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Planning: Brownfield Sites - Question 21 Jul 2016

    My Lords, I worked on the ad hoc committee on policies for national housing and I take the opportunity given to us by the Question of the noble Lord, Lord Greaves, to raise with my noble friend the Minister the committee’s report, which went to the Government on 11 February. Three times this week I have been told that the Government are about to make their response. I hope that when...
  • Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 - Motion to Regret 4 Jul 2016

    My Lords, this has been a very interesting debate so far; it has been good-humoured and full of humour. I was glad to hear the noble Lord, Lord Campbell-Savours, and the noble Baroness, Lady Hollins, talk about the seriousness of this situation. I and at least two other people whom I see in the Chamber at the moment fought like tigers to make sure that smoking was banned in public places. We...
  • Taxpayer Confidentiality — Question 14 Mar 2016

    My Lords, poor old HMRC comes in for a bashing the whole time. Is it not a fact that it is trying very hard to get this tax and that it is improving year by year? I received my form for the next tax due at the weekend and, for the first time in my life, I was able to understand it—and it is not that I have been to Specsavers.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1991

Currently held offices

  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Lords) Committee (since 5 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Built Environment Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Digital Skills Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 4 Feb 2015)
  • Chair, EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] Committee (5 Sep 2011 to 1 Dec 2011)
  • Member, Leader's Group on Working Practices Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 26 Apr 2011)
  • Member, European Union Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market, Energy and Transport (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (13 Nov 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (1 Dec 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (28 Jun 2001 to 18 Apr 2004)
  • Member, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (7 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, European Union Committee (3 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B (24 Nov 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Public Service, Committee on (30 Apr 1996 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (23 Nov 1993 to 8 Apr 1997)


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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Baroness O'Cathain’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 69.79% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
  • 21 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Baroness O'Cathain’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 315 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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