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A selection of Baroness Buscombe's votes
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Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 7 votes against, 7 absences, between 2008–2011
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Buscombe’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Buscombe’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, there is no question but that our maternity services across the piece are under enormous pressure. We know that in 2017, somewhere between 30% and 40% of all babies born in the UK were born to foreign nationals. Will the Minister tell me, in broad terms, do foreign nationals, when they have babies in this country, make a financial contribution?
Before the noble Lord sits down, can he tell me: do you have to pay tax in any EU country in order to obtain EU citizenship?
So the answer is that you do not necessarily have to pay tax in any EU country in order to obtain that citizenship. You could be claiming benefits in—or, in other words, not contributing to—any one of those countries.
More of Baroness Buscombe’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1998
Currently held offices
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 15 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (21 Dec 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2015 to 12 May 2016)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (15 Jan 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
- Member, EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (17 May 2012 to 21 May 2013)
- Shadow Minister, Education (16 Dec 2005 to 11 Jan 2007)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, Education (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, Home Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 20 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (6 Jul 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Home, Constitutional & Legal Affairs (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Buscombe’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Has voted in 48.10% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 983 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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