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A selection of Baroness Gould of Potternewton's votes
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Consistently 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
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, 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
We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Gould of Potternewton’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Gould of Potternewton’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask Her Majesty's Government why they introduced community resolution orders as informal punishments for low-level offences in 2014; who was responsible for their introduction; and whether their use was approved by the Home Secretary.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to police forces in England and Wales on the criteria for determining whether a person should be subject to a community resolution order rather than an alternative punishment; and who determines whether or not to use a community resolution order.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that community resolution orders are being used for more serious offences than originally intended; and what plans they have to prevent such orders being used for anything other than low-level crimes.
More of Baroness Gould of Potternewton’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1993
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 23 Oct 2017)
- Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
- Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, Affordable Childcare Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
- Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
- Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (20 Jun 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom (20 Dec 2010 to 19 Jul 2011)
- Deputy Speaker (Lords) (29 Nov 2010 to 22 Jul 2019)
- Deputy Chairman of Committees (2 Jun 2010 to 29 Feb 2012)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (16 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
- Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (2 Dec 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
- Member, Committee on the Speakership of the House (9 Jul 2003 to 19 Dec 2005)
- Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (2 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2019)
- Member, Constitution Committee (28 Jun 2001 to 7 May 2005)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (10 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Government Whip (7 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
- Member, Finance and Staff Sub Committee (22 Nov 1994 to 8 Apr 1997)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C (23 Nov 1993 to 8 Apr 1997)
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