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A selection of Baroness Henig’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 university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
10 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2008–2011.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Henig’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Henig’s full vote analysis page for more.
I call the noble Baroness, Lady Barran, to move Amendment 53.
The noble Lord, Lord Bilimoria, has withdrawn from this debate, so I call the noble Lord, Lord Bhatia.
We seem not to be getting the noble Lord, Lord Bilimoria, so perhaps we should move on and come back if we can.
More of Baroness Henig’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 15 June 2004
Positions held at time of appointment: Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University. (from Number 10 press release)
Currently held offices
- Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 5 Mar 2018)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 6 Nov 2017)
- Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 8 Jul 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Licensing Act 2003 Committee (25 May 2016 to 4 Apr 2017)
- Member, European Union Committee (27 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (24 Nov 2009 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) (11 May 2009 to 16 Jul 2009)
- Member, Draft Legal Services Bill (Joint Committee) (23 May 2006 to 25 Jul 2006)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (24 May 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
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