Baroness Hanham

Former Conservative Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Baroness Hanham’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Planning Laws: Basements — Question 12 Mar 2015

    My Lords, in view of the terrible disturbances that such developments have caused to neighbours, is it not time for the Government to look at some statutory compensation scheme for people who live beside them? I declare an interest as somebody who has been sitting in the middle of developments on either side of me for the past eight months and been nearly driven mad. My daughter is about to...
  • Deregulation Bill: Third Reading 4 Mar 2015

    My Lords, I think I said on Report that I felt really sorry for the Minister having to respond, because it is clearly not an easy clause or schedule to respond to. There is absolutely no rationale to it whatever. The fact is that whatever the Minister has been told to say, this is a much more protracted procedure than is going to go ahead nationwide. Most local authorities will deal...
  • Deregulation Bill: Third Reading 4 Mar 2015

    My Lords, I do not think that I need to delay the House too long on this, but I want to draw attention again to an issue that involves overriding what London is doing, which is becoming quite a concern. It relates to how waste disposal penalties are going to be put forward. London has been running its own waste penalty system since the London Local Authorities Act 2007; it has its own system...

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Left the House of Lords on 22 July 2020

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee (15 Jan 2014 to 3 Apr 2014)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (14 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • - Shadow Minister, Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Transport (24 Jul 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (9 Jul 2007 to 24 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government (18 Jan 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (16 Dec 2005 to 18 Jan 2006)
  • Deputy Chief Whip, Whips (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister, Scotland (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister, Transport (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Local Government Affairs & Communities (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, (Also Shadow Minister for Women & Equality- Not In the Shadow Cabinet) (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Whip, Whips (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (10 May 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Deputy Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)

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