Baroness Quin

Labour Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Elections Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 9A 6 Apr 2022

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. I am still somewhat concerned about the possible effects of these measures, but I am encouraged by the Minister’s words that the Government in no way want to discourage postal voting and they see it as an important part of our electoral processes. I just hope that the Government will look at the evidence as the situation progresses. In the...
  • Elections Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 9A 6 Apr 2022

    My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 9A and also Amendments 9B and 70, which are consequential amendments in this group. These amendments relate to my ongoing concerns about the new postal vote restrictions in Clause 3 and Schedule 3. I wrote to the Minister about this subject following our earlier, very brief discussion. In particular, I asked him what evidence there was to back up his...
  • Elections Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 153 28 Mar 2022

    None the less, while they are Members of this House, it seems rather odd that they are allowed to vote in parliamentary elections. Indeed, the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, leads me on to the second point, which is that we are able these days to take retirement from the House of Lords, and many people have done that. I am sorry that I do not know the answer to this, but is it possible for those...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 June 2006

Positions held at time of appointment: Former Member of Parliament for Gateshead East and Washington West; former Minister of State: Home Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (4 Feb 2021 to 12 May 2022)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (25 May 2016 to 28 Jan 2021)
  • Chair, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (11 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Nov 2014)
  • Member, European Union Committee (18 Dec 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (21 May 2013 to 12 Jun 2014)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 17 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (19 Feb 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (30 Jul 2001 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (30 Jul 2001 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (29 Jul 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (28 Jul 1998 to 29 Jul 1999)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (1 Feb 1989 to 20 Mar 1989)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 20 Mar 1989)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 8 Nov 1995)

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