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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Lord Young of Norwood Green’s votes
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Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011.
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.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
8 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2008–2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Young of Norwood Green’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Young of Norwood Green’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, I too welcome the opportunity to pay tribute to Her Majesty. My first memory is from when I was about five years old. There was no television in our house but a radio, and I can remember—probably on the Home Service, because I think there was nothing else—that there was silence and, every now and then, a rather sombre message: “The King has died”. My next memory of the Queen...
My Lords, one of the disincentives for both men and women GPs is the quality of accommodation. They are in overcrowded buildings. There is a good example from a care commissioning group in my area which spent £1 million planning a new centralised health centre, which would have provided top-of-the-range facilities and would have encouraged general practitioners to remain in practice. Will...
I want to return to the point made by the noble Lord, Lord Sandhurst, about children, even in primary schools, being subjected to scams and fraud, including money laundering. The list that the Minister read out made no reference to that. I think there is a gap and I ask the Minister to take this away and think about the risks and the value of advising young people of these risks.
More of Lord Young of Norwood Green’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 7 September 2004
Positions held at time of appointment: Senior Deputy General Secretary, Communication Workers' Union. (from Number 10 press release)
Currently held offices
- Member, Communications and Digital Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
- Member, EU Environment Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 23 Apr 2020)
- Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (5 May 2016 to 15 Dec 2016)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (13 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (10 Jun 2009 to 13 Oct 2009)
- Government Whip (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Postal Affairs and Employment Relations) (also Lord in Waiting) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Skills & Apprenticeships), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (9 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Lords in Waiting (Skills & Apprenticeships), HM Household (9 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (6 Oct 2008 to 9 Oct 2008)
- Government Whip (6 Oct 2008 to 9 Oct 2008)
- Government Whip (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Skills & Apprenticeships) (5 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (17 Jan 2008 to 26 Nov 2008)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (8 Oct 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
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