A selection of Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean’s votes
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Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
10 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010.
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My Lords, I travel to your Lordships’ House on the train most days. Not so long ago, I was travelling on a very crowded train when the young woman next to me completely passed out. We were crowded shoulder to shoulder. I did not know whether she had had some sort of attack or simply fainted. There was no means of getting the guard’s attention—there was no guard. Now, the young woman...
My Lords, I had no intention of speaking on this amendment, but I feel I must, because my late husband, Philip Bassett, was an industrial journalist who covered many strikes, most significantly, I suppose, given what we are discussing, the miners’ strike, which the whole team of industrial journalists on the Financial Times covered. If this legislation stands the way the Government have...
My Lords, listening to the Minister’s answers, one could be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that he is saying that the Government have no responsibility for this. I find that quite extraordinary. Why can the Government not bring forward a legislative framework to ensure that these sorts of police abuses cannot occur?
More of Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1996
Currently held offices
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 20 Jul 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, AI in Weapon Systems Committee (31 Jan 2023 to 16 Mar 2023)
- Member, Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee (15 Oct 2020 to 24 Nov 2021)
- Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (26 May 2016 to 23 Apr 2020)
- Member, The Arctic Committee (11 Dec 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
- Member, The Arctic Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 4 Nov 2014)
- Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (6 Jul 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 5 Sep 2011)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (1 Feb 2010 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (24 Nov 2009 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, European Union Committee (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (24 May 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
- Minister of State (Middle East) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 May 2005)
- Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Minister of State (Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (11 Jun 2001 to 11 May 2005)
- Minister of State (Trade), Department of Trade and Industry (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Minister for Trade and Investment and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (also Department of Trade and Industry) (8 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Minister of State (Trade and Investment) Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (also FCO) (8 Jun 2001 to 6 Jun 2003)
- Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (8 Jun 2001 to 30 May 2005)
- Minister of State (Defence Procurement), Ministry of Defence (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
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