Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Conservative Peer

@nicolablackwood

Referendum on the UK's Membership of the EU

There have been a number of votes in Parliament on if there should be a national referendum on the United Kingdom's continued membership of the European Union.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU:

  • On 29 Feb 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Referendum on the UK's Membership of the European Union — Dates Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a referendum to be held on if the UK should remain a member of the EU. Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union to be held before 31 December 2017. Show vote
  • On 22 Nov 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union be held specifically on the 23rd of October 2014; retaining instead a more general requirement to hold one by the end of 2017 Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show vote
  • On 15 May 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — EU Referendum Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a proposal that if a proposed transfer of powers from the UK to the EU was rejected in a referendum a subsequent, binding, referendum ought be held on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote

Climate Change

There have been votes in Parliament on targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and on increasing the proportion of electricity generated via renewable means as well as on the establishment of a UK Green Investment Bank, to invest in projects which, for example, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted against measures to prevent climate change

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All votes about measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 6 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 15 — VAT on Installation of Energy Saving Materials Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and instead requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 3 — Carbon Capture and Storage Strategy for the Energy Industry Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 8 — Setting a Decarbonisation Target Range Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against charging the first year rate of vehicle tax, which varies substantially based on carbon dioxide emissions, for the subsequent two years as well; against a variable rate of vehicle tax based on carbon dixoide emissions for vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017 and to charge additional tax on vehicles costing over £40,000. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to apply the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to apply the tax on non-domestic electricity supplies known as the climate change levy to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing carbon dioxide emissions limits to be set in respect of existing stations which fit pollution abatement equipment. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring the setting of a target range for the amount of carbon dioxide (or other greenhouse gases) produced per unit of electricity generated. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing financial incentives for small-scale low-carbon generation of electricity to be paid to plants which were previously too big to be eligible. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 3 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to exempt electricity generation plants using carbon capture and storage technology from annual carbon dioxide emissions limits during a commissioning and proving period of up to three years. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring the UK Green Investment Bank to explicitly act in support of the target of reducing UK carbon emissions to 20% of 1990 levels by 2050. Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of establishing a Green Investment Bank, strengthening copyright law relating to commercialised works, encouraging employment disputes to be settled outside of tribunals, and other business related reforms. Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of establishing a Green Investment Bank, strengthening copyright law relating to commercialised works, encouraging employment disputes to be settled outside of tribunals, and other business related reforms. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Clause 42 — Bring Forward Date Landlords of Private Rented Homes Must Follow Domestic Energy Efficiency Regulations Show vote

University Tuition Fees

There have been votes in Parliament on tuition fees applicable to UK undergraduate students at universities in England. Subjects of specific votes have been on the subjects of introducing fees, increasing to fees, and capping fees.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for university tuition fees

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All votes about university tuition fees:

  • On 25 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to take the opportunity to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and not to take the opportunity to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Higher and Further Education — Tuition Fees Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve raising the tuition fee cap to £6,000 per year for courses for which there are no plans in place to promote access and student finance information. Show vote

Labour's Anti-Terrorism Laws

A vote for Labour’s Anti-Terrorism Laws would have been a vote for the crime known as “Terrorism” to be treated in a different manner from murder and conspiracy to murder, and for it to have its own special category meaning that the normal rights not to be detained without charge or trial do not apply.

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We don’t have enough information to calculate Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford’s position on this issue

However, Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 14 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to keep the maximum period of detention without charge for terrorist suspects at 28 days. Show vote

European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more EU integration:

  • On 19 Apr 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against guaranteeing EU derived rights, and the potential to acquire residency rights, for EU and EEA citizens legally resident in the UK. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring the Prime Minister to give a series of undertakings before giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against seeking to protect the residence rights of citizens of the European Union and their family members who were lawfully resident in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU to preserve rights acquired in Northern Ireland as a result of European Union membership and against requiring the notification to preserve the right of the people of Northern Ireland determine for themselves if they prefer a union with Great Britain or a sovereign united Ireland. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against the UK remaining a member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and against treating leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to make publication of an assessment of the financial liability of the UK towards the EU, and a statement on the economic impact of the UK leaving the single market, a prerequisite for the Prime Minister giving notification of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to prevent the Prime Minister giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union if the European Council have not undertaken that if the United Kingdom Parliament doesn't agree the terms of the United Kingdom's leaving of the European Union the United Kingdom's will remain an EU member under the existing terms. Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against only allowing the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union a month after the approach to, and objectives for, withdrawal negotiations have been agreed by representatives of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland administrations. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on EU Nationals Currently Living in the UK — Right to Remain Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to say the UK needs to stay in the EU. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 10 — United Kingdom Carbon Account — Consideration of Emissions Traded via European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Proposed European Union Directive on Measures to Combat Terrorism Show vote
  • On 24 Feb 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require digital tachographs which use satellite positioning, and can be read remotely, to enforce rules on driving time and rest periods for certain lorries and buses. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the Government's decision not to opt into a European Union response to disproportionate migration into certain states involving measures to relocate individuals in need of international protection (asylum). Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the UK to rejoin a series of European Union schemes for closer police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for continued close working between the UK and other European Union states on criminal justice as well as for associated data protection measures. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to limit the EU's "Europe for Citizens" programme to education about, and reflection on, the Holocaust, armed conflicts and totalitarian regimes in Europe’s history and against explicitly forbidding the programme from promoting European citizenship, integration or institutions. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a 185 million Euro EU Europe for Citizens programme of activities and to require EU institutions to deposit their archives at the European University Institute Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on European Commission Work Programme 2014 and Support for Completion of the EU Single Market Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a 185 million Euro EU Europe for Citizens programme of activities and to require EU institutions to deposit their archives at the European University Institute Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of an EU trade agreement with Colombia and Peru Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against committing to continue participation in the European Arrest Warrant and other schemes when opting out of police and criminal justice measures. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to opt into Europol's European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training so long as Europol is not given the power to direct national law enforcement agencies to initiate investigations or share data that conflicts with national security; and against considering the views of the Association of Chief Police Officers when deciding when to opt in. Show vote
  • On 22 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 6 Nov 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the UK to be involved in a European Supervisory Authority, the European Banking Authority. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against calling on the UK Government to seek a real terms cut in the European Union budget Show vote
  • On 24 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of EU data sharing for criminal justice purposes. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to commend the Prime Minister for refusing to sign up to an EU Treaty without safeguards for the UK. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Deferred Division — Schengen Governance Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest Show vote
  • On 24 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to dilute proposed opposition to EU bailouts of countries in financial trouble. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the creation of the European Stability Mechanism to give financial assistance to Eurozone countries in need. Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the Government's position that the UK should not contribute to the European Stability Mechanism and financial assistance for Euro area Member States should primarily be provided by other euro area Member States. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring a referendum prior to UK giving emergency financial assistance via the EU to member states other than the Republic of Ireland. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to work closely with the European Commission to deliver a strong, principles-based framework for financial sector corporate governance. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the Government's position that any sanctions proposed by the EU in relation to economic governance do not apply to the UK. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to establish the European Union External Action Service. Show vote

Autonomy for Schools

There have been votes in Parliament on giving greater autonomy for schools, including on if more schools should be able to obtain the financial and managerial freedom from local authority control associated with "academy" status, and the degree of freedom schools ought have in relation to admissions policies.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for greater autonomy for schools

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All votes about greater autonomy for schools:

  • On 29 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring all teachers in all state-funded schools to have, or be working towards, Qualified Teacher Status. Show vote
  • On 30 Oct 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring state school teachers to have, or be working towards, qualified teacher status. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Education Bill — New Clause 9 — Requirement to achieve specified standard: suppliers of careers guidance Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to treat applications from schools seeking academy status received before the bill comes into force as if they were applications under the provisions of the bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring academy schools to have a curriculum which includes personal, social and health education. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring Academy Schools to comply with legislation on pupil exclusions and behaviour partnerships which would otherwise not apply to them. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow selective schools which become academies an exemption from the general requirement for academy schools to provide education for pupils of different abilities. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote

Removing Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords

There have been votes in Parliament on the removal of the hereditary peers from the House of Lords.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords

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All votes about removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords:

  • On 19 Oct 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against proposed reforms of the House of Lords including the introduction of 15 year terms for most members and an elected element. Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Establishment of Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) Show vote

Proportional Representation When Electing MPs

There have been votes in Parliament on if the system used to elect MPs to the House of Commons should change to a one where the proportion of seats won by a political party better reflects the proportion of the vote they win.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs

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All votes about a more proportional system for electing MPs:

  • On 20 Jul 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote
  • On 16 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against proposals to make the number of MPs from each party in the House of Commons more closely reflect each party's share of the national vote and against a move to fewer constituencies. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against only automatically acting on the outcome of the referendum on introducing the alternative vote system for electing MPs if at least forty per cent of electors entitled to vote did so. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against including voting systems which would be expected to result in proportional representation as options in the referendum on how MPs are elected to the commons. Show vote

Asylum

A vote for a stricter asylum system would be a vote to tighten the criteria for granting asylum, to set greater restrictions on activities asylum seekers are permitted to undertake, and to reduce the support provided to those seeking asylum.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for a stricter asylum system

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All votes about a stricter asylum system:

  • On 25 Apr 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Asylum Seekers: Permission to Work after Six Months Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to make it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to restrict the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to extend the power to deport an individual before considering an appeal on human rights grounds so it applies to all those appealing on human rights grounds against their removal. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote

Royal Mail

There have been votes in Parliament on the privatisation of Royal Mail. Royal Mail was privatised in October 2013.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for the privatisation of Royal Mail

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All votes about the privatisation of Royal Mail:

  • On 12 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring a ten year agreement between Royal Mail and Post Office Ltd relating to Royal Mail's use of the post office network prior to the sale of Royal Mail. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to privatise up to 90% of Royal Mail and for related restructuring. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to prepare for and permit Royal Mail privatisation. The vote was also in favour of changing the rules relating to ownership of the Post Office and in favour of passing provisions modifying the regulation of postal services, particularly to protect the UK's universal postal service. Show vote

Encouragement of Occupational Pensions

A vote to encourage occupational pensions is a vote to promote workplace pension schemes for example by making them tax efficient and easy for employers to run and for employees to understand.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions

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All votes about encouraging occupational pensions:

  • On 18 Oct 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to accelerate raising the state pension age to 66, amend the rules on enrollment to occupational pensions and to take a pension contribution from judges' pay. Show vote
  • On 20 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to accelerate raising the state pension age to 66, amend the rules on enrollment to occupational pensions and to take a pension contribution from judges' pay. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to make workplace pensions more attractive. Show vote

VAT Rate

There have been votes in Parliament on the rate at which Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT

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All votes about increasing the rate of VAT:

  • On 26 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against reducing VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against introducing a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 additional affordable homes, against making planned investment sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against calling on the Government to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to levy a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 affordable homes, to invest in infrastructure, to cut VAT on works on homes. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Tax on Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — VAT Reduction — Make Investment Sooner Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Jobs — Banker's Bonus Tax — VAT Cut — Tax Incentive to Take on Workers — Sooner Infrastructure Investment Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a series of measures aimed at making energy bills more affordable, including extending benefits, reforming the energy market, reducing VAT on home improvements and reforming the Green Deal scheme. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against creating 100,000 jobs and building 25,000 homes using funds raised via a bank bonus tax, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against tax breaks for small firms taking on new workers. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against starting long-term investment projects sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and repairs, and against giving a tax break to small companies employing new workers. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against creating more jobs for young people, funded by bank bonuses, making planned investment sooner, reducing VAT and a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5% for one year as of the 30th of August 2011. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against Labour proposals to reduce the deficit over a longer period, to cut VAT to 17.5%, to repeat the 2010 bank bonus tax, to build 25,000 affordable homes and create 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% as of the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against exempting charities' charitable activities from the January 2011 increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against delaying the increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% by a year from 4 January 2011 to the 4 January 2012 if a report on the effects of the VAT rise had not been completed. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase in Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote

Equalise Number of Electors Per Parliamentary Constituency

There have been votes in Parliament on equalising the number of people who elect each MP. Specific votes have been held on if there ought be exceptions to rules aimed at equalising the size of constituencies for special cases such as Cornwall and the Isle of Wight.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency

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All votes about an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency:

  • On 18 Nov 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against postponing a review of the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies until 2018 and against delaying a review of the effect of reducing the number of MPs Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to increase the permitted variation from the norm in the number of voters in each parliamentary constituency to 7.5% from the 5% previously proposed. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to increase the permitted variation from the norm in the number of voters in each parliamentary constituency to 7.5% from the 5% previously proposed. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of allowing a Parliamentary constituency to cover both part of the Isle of Wight and part of the UK mainland. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to create two Parliamentary constituencies wholly on the Isle of Wight rather than just one. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs and to equalise the number of electors in each constituency via boundary changes which would also reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to make specified exemptions from proposals to equalise the number of electors in each parliamentary constituency and voted against guaranteeing certain areas a whole number of MPs and also against widening the band within which the number of electors in every constituencies must remain. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a provision which would ensure a whole number of MPs would represent each of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Anglesey, Argyll and Bute, the Highland Council area and the Isle of Wight. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the number of MPs to 600, and to equalise the number of electors in each UK Parliamentary constituency with some exceptions for hard to access areas. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of a referendum on using the Alternative Vote system in general elections and for parliamentary constituency boundary changes which would have reduced the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote

Civil Service Redundancy Payments

There have been votes in Parliament on introducing a cap on civil service redundancy payments.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for capping civil service redundancy payments

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about capping civil service redundancy payments:

  • On 13 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to remove the need to get the agreement of civil servants before reducing (capping) their severance payments. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap civil service redundancy payments. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap civil service redundancy payments. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap civil service redundancy payments at a maximum of 12 months’ pay for compulsory redundancy and 15 months’ for voluntary exits. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap civil service redundancy payments. Show vote

Automatic Enrolment in Occupational Pensions

A vote for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions is a vote for low-to-mid income earners to be enrolled into pension schemes automatically.

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We don’t have enough information to calculate Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford’s position on this issue

However, Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 28 Jun 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to make workplace pensions more attractive. Show vote

Undergraduate Tuition Fees - England

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of undergraduate tuition fees universities in England are permitted to charge students from the UK.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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All votes about raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year:

  • On 9 Dec 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Show vote

Number of MPs in the House of Commons

There have been votes in Parliament on reducing the number of MPs in the House of Commons and reviewing the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about fewer MPs in the House of Commons:

  • On 18 Nov 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against postponing a review of the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies until 2018 and against delaying a review of the effect of reducing the number of MPs Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to make specified exemptions from proposals to equalise the number of electors in each parliamentary constituency and voted against guaranteeing certain areas a whole number of MPs and also against widening the band within which the number of electors in every constituencies must remain. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against reviewing the number and size of Parliamentary constituencies in Wales within a year of deciding to go ahead with a referendum in Wales on additional devolution to the Welsh Assembly. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of a referendum on using the Alternative Vote system in general elections and for parliamentary constituency boundary changes which would have reduced the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to authorise spending the money required to enact the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill and pay the costs of the referendum on the alternative vote and the costs of the process of redrawing constituencies should the bill become law. Show vote

Coalition Programme for Government - For

the policies outlined in the "programme for government" also known as the "coalition agreement" agreed between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are right.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement:

  • On 25 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 7 Nov 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Football Governance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of requiring the mass retention of information about communications, (but not the content of those communications); in favour of arrangements to limit access to such information; in favour of requiring those based outside of the UK to comply with warrants to intercept the content of communications and to state operators of internet-based services may be required enact such intercepts; and also in favour of limiting the use of intercepts, and police access to communications data, on economic grounds to cases involving the interests of national security. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of requiring the mass retention of information about communications, (but not the content of those communications); in favour of arrangements to limit access to such information; in favour of requiring those based outside of the UK to comply with warrants to intercept the content of communications and to state operators of internet-based services may be required enact such intercepts; in favour of limiting the use of intercepts, and police access to communications data, on economic grounds to cases involving the interests of national security; and also in favour of more frequent reports from the Interception of Communications Commissioner and for the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation to review the operation and regulation of investigatory powers by May 2015. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 7 May 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a ban on selling alcohol below a set minimum price. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a High Speed Rail link between London and the West Midlands. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a High Speed Rail link between London and the West Midlands. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of increasing the rate of the bank levy tax and in favour of changes aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the levy. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Backbench Business — Badger Cull Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Recall of Elected Representatives — Power for Voters to Prompt New Election Before Term of Office Ends Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a series of immigration measures including greater removal and enforcement powers, restrictions on the detention of children, the introduction of powers to levy an NHS charge on some of those seeking to enter the UK, and measures to prevent those not legally present in the UK renting properties and obtaining driving licenses. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote
  • On 5 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the proposed badger cull. Show vote
  • On 5 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of culling badgers in an effort to control bovine tuberculosis. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against postponing a review of the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies until 2018 and against delaying a review of the effect of reducing the number of MPs Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 25 Oct 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Badger Cull Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against asking the Government to take action to prevent rationing by cost in the NHS and against calling on the Government to honour its pledge to increase health spending in real terms each year. Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against proposed reforms of the House of Lords including the introduction of 15 year terms for most members and an elected element. Show vote
  • On 27 Jun 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of introducing individual voter registration and other changes to electoral registration and the administration of elections. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against calling on the Government to strengthen the military covenant and against requesting a reassessment of the assumptions on which the Strategic Defence and Security Review was based. Show vote
  • On 23 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Individual Electoral Registration — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 23 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the tax free income tax allowance, reduce corporation tax and recover child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the tax free income tax allowance, reduce corporation tax and recover child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require Manchester City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require Sheffield City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require Coventry City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require Wakefield City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Banking — Access to Credit for Businesses — Banking Sector Pay Reform Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require Liverpool City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require Nottingham City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require Leeds City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require Bristol City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require Birmingham City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require Bradford City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of cutting the subsidy for electricity generated via renewable or low-carbon methods on 12 December 2011 and against ensuring the future of the payments. Show vote
  • On 7 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring transitional arrangements where regional planning policies called regional strategies are abolished. Show vote
  • On 11 Oct 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a series of measures including requiring the police to destroy fingerprints and DNA taken in certain circumstances; to introduce a CCTV code of practice; to ban wheel clamping on private land; and to make new Freedom of Information provisions for datasets. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of introducing elected police and crime commissioners for each police area in England and Wales outside of London. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners and to reject an alternative of Police and Crime Panels electing commissioners from among their number. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 16 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a legally binding Military Covenant set out in law. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to increase the permitted variation from the norm in the number of voters in each parliamentary constituency to 7.5% from the 5% previously proposed. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to create two Parliamentary constituencies wholly on the Isle of Wight rather than just one. Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a banking levy, a tax charged as a fraction of a bank's assets, and against a financial transaction tax. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to devolve more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to privatise up to 90% of Royal Mail and for related restructuring. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs and to equalise the number of electors in each constituency via boundary changes which would also reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the number of MPs to 600, and to equalise the number of electors in each UK Parliamentary constituency with some exceptions for hard to access areas. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to oppose the combination of preparations for a referendum on the Alternative Vote electoral system with redrawing constituency boundaries. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of a referendum on using the Alternative Vote system in general elections and for parliamentary constituency boundary changes which would have reduced the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the economic measures contained in the Liberal - Conservative Coalition's programme for government Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the Government's programme as outlined in the Queen's Speech Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the Liberal - Conservative Coalition's programme for government Show vote

Spending on Welfare Benefits

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of spending on welfare benefits. Specific matters voted on include a cap on the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year, the rate of increase of various benefits, and the operation of specific benefits.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about a reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 16 Nov 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance — Analysis of Impact of Changes on Those with Different Incomes Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for cuts in housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for reducing public borrowing and for capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants required to participate in activities intended to increase their chances of obtaining work. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against making the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against making the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Application of Housing Benefit Cuts to Supported Housing Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for proposed cuts to tax credits and against investment aimed at growing a productive economy focused on science, technology and green jobs. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of reducing the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a transitional scheme to protect those currently receiving tax credits as reductions in the amounts paid are brought in. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of an impending reduction in the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for reducing public borrowing and in favour of capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of proposed spending cuts and changes to the welfare system and in favour of spending on new nuclear weapons. Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted yes on Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to halt further spending and welfare cuts and not to investigate the impact of austerity measures on the incidence of poverty and inequality. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for those deemed to have excess bedrooms Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of a housing benefit under-occupancy penalty. Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to set the rate of increase of certain benefits, payments and tax credits at 1% rather than in line with prices at 2.2% for 2014 and 2015 Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather allow them to be increased by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather than allow them to increase by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of capping any increase in working age benefits and tax credits at 1% rather than potentially allowing them to rise by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap any increase discretionary working age benefits and tax credits at 1% in 2014-15 and 2015-16 Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap the total amount of welfare benefits an individual can claim from April 2013 at £350 for a single person and £500 for couple per week. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce under-occupation criteria applying to housing benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector and to set the rates of Local Housing Allowance which applies to private rented accommodation. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to add proposed exclusions from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against those who have been ill or disabled since their youth recieving Employment and Support Allowance on the same basis as if they had made sufficient National Insurance contributions to qualify for a contribution based allowance. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to increase the time people can receive contribution based ESA from one year to at least 730 days. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to make an exception for those with a cancer diagnosis or undergoing cancer treatment from the 365 day limit on receiving contribution based Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to exclude child benefit from the benefit cap. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to set the lower rate of the Universal Credit payment in relation to disabled children and young people at a minimum of two-thirds of the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to require the housing cost element of universal credit be sufficient to cover the actual cost of housing for social tenants in cases where no offer of alternative accommodation has been made and the household has no more than one spare bedroom. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Move from Council Tax Benefit to Council Tax Reduction Schemes Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against introducing a childcare element to Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a proposal to exclude up to fifty thousand pounds in an ISA from the assessment of capital used to determine if someone in work is eligible for Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of scrapping the education maintenance allowance (EMA) in England. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the Government reforms to arrangements for supporting students aged 16-19. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in support of government plans to reduce housing benefit for those who have been on Jobseekers Allowance for over a year. Show vote

Central Government Funding for Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of funding for local councils.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about reducing central government funding of local government:

  • On 22 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance (England) Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance (England) Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2015-16 at a level 25% lower than it was set for 2014-15. Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the amounts of Revenue Support Grant proposed by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to pay to local councils in 2013-14 Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce funding for local councils by 4 percent in 2011-12 compared to 2010-11. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against expressing regret in relation to central funding of local government and against resolving to base future decisions on local government funding on fairness, protecting front line services and promoting growth. Show vote

Housing Benefit Reduction For Those Deemed to have Excess Bedrooms

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction, and operation of, a policy to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. This policy has been called the "Bedroom Tax" by Labour and some commentators .

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")

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All votes about reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax"):

  • On 17 Dec 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit Penalties for Social Tenants Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit Penalties for Social Tenants Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to keep the penalty for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms; against freezing energy bills; and against measures to increase pay rates in Wales. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Carers Bedroom Entitlement (Social Housing Sector) Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against exemptions to the benefit penalty applied to social housing tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms and against requiring a report on affordable housing. Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to remove an exemption from housing benefit penalties due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms which applied to those who've continuously received the benefit in the same property since before 1 January 1996. Show vote
  • On 12 Feb 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit and Universal Credit — Regular Payments and Penalty for Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against publishing the results of research into food banks; against freezing energy prices; against a water affordability scheme; against measures to end abuses of zero hours contract; against incentives for those paying the living wage and against abolishing the under-occupancy penalty for social housing tenants. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for those deemed to have excess bedrooms Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of a housing benefit under-occupancy penalty. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce under-occupation criteria applying to housing benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector and to set the rates of Local Housing Allowance which applies to private rented accommodation. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to add proposed exclusions from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to require the housing cost element of universal credit be sufficient to cover the actual cost of housing for social tenants in cases where no offer of alternative accommodation has been made and the household has no more than one spare bedroom. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote

Benefits for Those Unemployed Due to Illness or Disability

The amount of welfare benefits paid to those unemployed due to disability or illness has been the subject of a number of votes in Parliament.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

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All votes about paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:

  • On 20 Jul 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for cuts in housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants required to participate in activities intended to increase their chances of obtaining work. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against making the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against making the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against those who have been ill or disabled since their youth recieving Employment and Support Allowance on the same basis as if they had made sufficient National Insurance contributions to qualify for a contribution based allowance. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to increase the time people can receive contribution based ESA from one year to at least 730 days. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to make an exception for those with a cancer diagnosis or undergoing cancer treatment from the 365 day limit on receiving contribution based Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to set the lower rate of the Universal Credit payment in relation to disabled children and young people at a minimum of two-thirds of the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote

Welfare Benefit Levels

Welfare benefits are payments, including tax credits, which the Government makes to those on who are on low incomes or who meet certain criteria. There have been votes in Parliament on the level of these payments and if they should increase at least in line with prices.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices

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All votes about raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices:

  • On 21 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to set the rate of increase of certain benefits, payments and tax credits at 1% rather than in line with prices at 2.2% for 2014 and 2015 Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather allow them to be increased by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather than allow them to increase by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of capping any increase in working age benefits and tax credits at 1% rather than potentially allowing them to rise by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap any increase discretionary working age benefits and tax credits at 1% in 2014-15 and 2015-16 Show vote

NHS Commissioning

There have been votes in Parliament on if GPs should buy services such as out of hours care, ambulance services and hospital care on behalf of their patients.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients

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All votes about reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients:

  • On 13 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against dropping the Health and Social Care Bill and against entering cross party talks on reforming NHS commissioning. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against fundamentally changing the Government's plans for NHS reforms including dropping the proposed market-based approach. Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in support of the Government's NHS reorganisation. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote

NHS Services for Private Patients

There have been votes in Parliament on restricting the ability of NHS Trusts to generate income from private patients.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS

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All votes about restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS:

  • On 13 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against reducing the amount of income a NHS foundation trust is permitted to make from private patients. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against dropping the Health and Social Care Bill and against entering cross party talks on reforming NHS commissioning. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to remove the restriction on the amount of income a foundation trust can earn from private charges, known as the "private patient income cap". Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in support of the Government's NHS reorganisation. Show vote

Third Party Campaigning in Elections

There have been votes in Parliament on the regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections

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All votes about greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections:

  • On 26 Jan 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill — New Clause 3 — Political Campaigning by Charities Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to include staff costs under the controls on spending by campaigners who are not candidates, or who are not putting up candidates, in general elections. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against limiting what counts as controlled expenditure by third parties in general elections to only expenditure on election materials and unsolicited phone calls. Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for more restrictions on the activities of campaigners who are not candidates or are not putting up candidates during elections. Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the amount campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, are permitted to spend on elections, and to reduce the spending threshold at which such campaigners are required to register. Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to regulate and restrict all spending broadly connected with an election by those campaigning who are not candidates, or putting up candidates, with an exemption for communications with an organisation's own supporters. Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the amount campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, are permitted to spend on elections, and to reduce the spending threshold at which such campaigners are required to register. Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap the amount a campaigner who is not a candidate or putting up candidates can spend in each individual constituency during an election period at £9,750. Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to regulate and restrict election related campaigning by those who are who are not candidates, or putting up candidates, when it involves spending on advertising and material delivered to households etc. but not when it involves informing people about their candidates or communicating with their own organisation's supporters. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote

Corporation Tax Rate

There have been votes in Parliament on the rate of tax charged on a company's profits.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for reducing the rate of corporation tax

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All votes about reducing the rate of corporation tax:

  • On 6 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 45 — Rate of Corporation Tax for Financial Year 2020 Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the main rate of corporation tax for the financial year 2020 from 18% to 17%. Show vote
  • On 11 Apr 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, change the way dividends are taxed, cut capital gains tax and reduce the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on March 2016 Budget Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to charge corporation tax during 2014-15 Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the basic income tax free allowance, cut corporation tax, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the tax free income tax allowance, reduce corporation tax and recover child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the tax free income tax allowance, reduce corporation tax and recover child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote

Income Tax Personal Allowance

There have been votes in Parliament on the earnings threshold at which an individual starts to become subject to income tax.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax

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All votes about raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax:

  • On 6 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Apr 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, change the way dividends are taxed, cut capital gains tax and reduce the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on March 2016 Budget Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the basic income tax free allowance, cut corporation tax, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the tax free income tax allowance, reduce corporation tax and recover child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the tax free income tax allowance, reduce corporation tax and recover child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote

Income Tax Additional Rate

There have been votes in Parliament on the rate of income tax which applies to income over £150,000. This is the top income tax band known as the additional rate.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted against increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000:

  • On 25 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to charge income tax in the 2015-16 financial year and to set the basic rate at 20%, the higher rate at 40% and the additional rate at 45%. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against increasing the top rate of income tax. Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of cutting the income tax rate applied to those earning over £150,000 a year. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Reduction in Income Tax Rate Applying to Income Over £150,000 Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to indicate support for a reduction in the additional rate of income tax, which applies to income over £150k, from 50% to 45%. Show vote

Financial Support for 16-19 Year Olds in Education and Training

There have been votes in Parliament on providing financial support for 16-19 year olds in education or training; particularly following the replacement of the education maintenance allowance.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education

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All votes about ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education:

  • On 19 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of scrapping the education maintenance allowance (EMA) in England. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the Government reforms to arrangements for supporting students aged 16-19. Show vote

Retention of Business Rates by Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on reforming the way local councils are funded including a switch from central grants to allowing councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas

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All votes about local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas:

  • On 13 Feb 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the amounts of Revenue Support Grant proposed by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to pay to local councils in 2013-14 Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 1 — Local Retention of Business Rates Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote

Support for Those Unable to Afford Council Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the question of localising the systems for helping those in financial need pay council tax by abolishing the council tax benefit and replacing it with local council tax reduction schemes.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support

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All votes about making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support:

  • On 21 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Move from Council Tax Benefit to Council Tax Reduction Schemes Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote

Bankers' Bonus Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of taxation applied to Banker' Bonuses. In 2009 a one-off 50% tax on on any individual discretionary bonus over £25,000 paid to a banker was levied and there have been a number of votes since on reintroducing such a tax.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted against a banker’s bonus tax

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All votes about a banker’s bonus tax:

  • On 11 Feb 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against providing those who've been on Jobseeker's Allowance for a period an offer of a paid job with training that they must take up or lose their benefits. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 200 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonus Tax — Impact of Disability Benefit Changes Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against introducing a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 additional affordable homes, against making planned investment sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against calling on the Government to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to levy a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 affordable homes, to invest in infrastructure, to cut VAT on works on homes. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring a report on a tax on Bankers' Bonuses, including on how the revenue raised could be spent to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Tax on Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — VAT Reduction — Make Investment Sooner Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Jobs — Banker's Bonus Tax — VAT Cut — Tax Incentive to Take on Workers — Sooner Infrastructure Investment Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring the chancellor to review the possibility of reintroducing a tax on bankers' bonuses and how the revenue raised could be spent on tackling unemployment. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against urgent action to kickstart the economy to promote jobs and growth, against a tax on bankers' bonuses and against the government funding 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against creating 100,000 jobs and building 25,000 homes using funds raised via a bank bonus tax, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against tax breaks for small firms taking on new workers. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against starting long-term investment projects sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and repairs, and against giving a tax break to small companies employing new workers. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against creating more jobs for young people, funded by bank bonuses, making planned investment sooner, reducing VAT and a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a tax on bank bonuses to be spent on creating 100,000 jobs and building 25,000 affordable homes; against increased funding to support businesses; against more apprenticeships; and against a VAT cut. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Youth Employment Bill — Youth Training and Employment — Bank Bonus Budget Tax Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring the chancellor to review the possibility of reintroducing a tax on bankers' bonuses and how the revenue raised could be spent on tackling unemployment. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against Labour proposals to reduce the deficit over a longer period, to cut VAT to 17.5%, to repeat the 2010 bank bonus tax, to build 25,000 affordable homes and create 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote

Same Sex Marriage

There have been votes in Parliament on the question of if same sex couples ought be allowed to marry.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted a mixture of for and against allowing marriage between two people of same sex

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All votes about allowing marriage between two people of same sex:

  • On 5 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Amendments to Acts of Parliament in Light of the Introduction of Same Sex Marriage in Parts of the UK Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Make Same Sex Marriage Available to Armed Forces Personnel Outside the United Kingdom Show vote
  • On 21 May 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — (Carry-over) Show vote

Academy Schools

Schools with "Academy Status" are given financial independence and freedom from local authority control. Votes have also been held on what requirements ought be made of Academy Schools in relation to admissions, exclusions and personal, social and health education.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for academy schools

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All votes about academy schools:

  • On 25 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to take the opportunity to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and not to take the opportunity to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of turning all primary and secondary schools in England to become academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on March 2016 Budget Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to treat applications from schools seeking academy status received before the bill comes into force as if they were applications under the provisions of the bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote

Use of UK Military Forces In Combat Abroad

There have been votes in Parliament on the use of UK Military Forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas

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All votes about use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas:

  • On 2 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote
  • On 26 Sep 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for UK air strikes in Iraq to support Iraqi forces' efforts against ISIL. Show vote
  • On 29 Aug 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring conditions be fulfilled, including a vote of the UN Security Council before any military action involving UK forces in response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Show vote
  • On 29 Aug 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to agree a strong humanitarian response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria was required from the international community that may, if necessary, require military action. Show vote
  • On 21 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya. Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the continued deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan. Show vote

Tax Avoidance

Parliament has voted on measures, including the introduction of a general anti-abuse rule, aimed at tackling abusive tax avoidance.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted a mixture of for and against measures to reduce tax avoidance

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All votes about measures to reduce tax avoidance:

  • On 18 Apr 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to restrict the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than salary and for other changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to restrict the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than via salary and for other changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring multinational enterprises to publish a country by country tax strategy including information on their attitude to tax planning. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority duties to combat abusive tax avoidance arrangements, including by ascertaining and recording the beneficial ownership of trusts. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against implementing a series of proposals intended to reduce tax avoidance and evasion. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against introducing a penalty regime for the general anti-abuse rule and against other measures intended to reduce tax avoidance. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring a review of the potential for new internationally co-ordinated laws requiring greater transparency on how much tax multi-national companies pay to the UK and other countries. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote

Incentives for Companies to Invest in Assets

The tax incentive for companies to invest in assets (eg. new equipment) is determined by the "annual investment allowance" - the amount spent on investing assets in a year which companies (or self-employed individuals) can deduct from their profits prior to the calculation of corporation tax.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted a mixture of for and against stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assets

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All votes about stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assets:

  • On 2 Jul 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the tax incentives for companies to invest in assets. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the economic measures contained in the Liberal - Conservative Coalition's programme for government Show vote

Rail Fares

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of regulating, and capping, rail fares.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted against slowing the rise in rail fares

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All votes about slowing the rise in rail fares:

  • On 4 Sep 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against calling on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on "rip off" rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system. Show vote
  • On 9 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against capping rail fare increases and against banning the introduction of a new category of ticket for super-peak trains. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against capping annual rail fair increases at 1% above inflation and not to ban increases in excess of that limit. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow individual rail fares to be increased by more than the amount of the Government's cap on average increases. Show vote

Fuel Taxes

There have been votes in Parliament on the rates of taxation applying to fuel for motor vehicles.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles

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All votes about lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles:

  • On 18 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against reducing VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Fuel Duty Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the basic income tax free allowance, cut corporation tax, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5% for one year as of the 30th of August 2011. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against Labour proposals to reduce the deficit over a longer period, to cut VAT to 17.5%, to repeat the 2010 bank bonus tax, to build 25,000 affordable homes and create 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Reduce Taxation on Fuel for Motor Vehicles Paid for by a Bank Levy Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against introducing a lower rate tax on fuel in the most remote areas. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% as of the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase in Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote

Taxes on Alcoholic Drinks

There have been votes in Parliament on the rates of taxation applying to alcoholic drinks.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks

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All votes about higher taxes on alcoholic drinks:

  • On 18 Apr 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to restrict the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than salary and for other changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to restrict the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than via salary and for other changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against reducing VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the basic income tax free allowance, cut corporation tax, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5% for one year as of the 30th of August 2011. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against Labour proposals to reduce the deficit over a longer period, to cut VAT to 17.5%, to repeat the 2010 bank bonus tax, to build 25,000 affordable homes and create 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% as of the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase in Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote

Powers of Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the extent of powers devolved to local government on a range of matters from planning to the regulation of street trading.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted against more powers for local councils

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All votes about more powers for local councils:

  • On 13 Dec 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against making the demolition or change of use of pubs or other drinking establishments subject to planning permission. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to give a Secretary of State the power to ban certain types of planning condition in England. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to exempt local councils from having to require discounted starter homes on certain new developments if they provide affordable home ownership via other routes. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for central Government, rather than local councils, to determine how many starter homes to be sold to first time buyers at a discount are to be required to be provided in new residential developments. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring the local retention of funds from selling high value council homes where there is a local need for social housing. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require local councils to charge high income social housing tenants rent at levels set by central Government. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of turning all primary and secondary schools in England to become academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to give local government powers to vary the restrictions on large shops opening on Sundays. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring the consent of the devolved administrations and local government before applying new regulations on trade union activity within their areas of responsibility. Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow the creation of a combined authority to be made conditional on the authority having an elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of allowing more devolution of powers to local councils and to enable councils to collaboratively form regional combined authorities. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to let planning authorities insist Londoners wishing to rent out their homes for short periods have specific planning permission to do so on the grounds the authority considers that it is "necessary" rather than merely "desirable" to "protect the amenity of the locality". Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for hydraulic fracturing being given. Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against local government having powers to develop more integrated, frequent, cheaper and greener bus services with integrated Oyster card-style ticketing. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Supply — New Towns — Empowering Local Government Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving local councils powers to prevent the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals and betting shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving local government more powers to regulate betting shops and fixed odds betting terminals. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Local Audit and Accountability Bill — Clause 39 — Protocol for Issuing Direction Relating to Code of Practice on Local Authority Publicity Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving more powers to local communities in relation to high streets and town and city centres. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Regulation of the Private Rented Sector Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for an option to make planning applications directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly. Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 9 — Street trading: vehicles and the internet Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Spending on Council tax Reduction Schemes Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Street Litter Control Notices — Application to All Non Domestic Premises Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 1 — Local Retention of Business Rates Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 4 — Power to Require Name and Address for Council Officers, PCSOs and Accredited Individuals When Issuing FPNs Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Clause 168 — Designation of Mayoral Development Areas Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Clause 5 — Power for Secretary of State to Repeal Laws Conflicting with General Power of Competence for Local Government Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Schedule 2 — Power for Secretary of State to Impose Change to Mayor and Cabinet Executive Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — New Clause 31 — Planning Permission for Betting Shops Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Clause 34 — Role of Local Authority in Implementation of Decisions by School Admissions Adjudicator Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Clause 142 — Directions Releated to Prohibited Actvitity in Parliament Square Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to recommend publicity by local authorities be lawful, cost effective, objective etc. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to devolve more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to authorise spending relating to the Localism Bill, enabling the devolution of more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to give more powers to London local authorities. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote

Police and Crime Commissioners

Elected Police and Crime Commissioners are individuals responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the police in England and Wales.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners

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All votes about the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners:

  • On 4 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of proposed detailed rules for the election of Police and Crime Commissioners. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of introducing elected police and crime commissioners for each police area in England and Wales outside of London. Show vote
  • On 23 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of introducing Police and Crime Commissioners to provide strategic direction for, and oversight of, police forces. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring an inquiry by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary on the impact of introducing Police and Crime Commissioners, and to consider its recommendations before introducing them. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of introducing elected Police and Crime Commissioners Show vote

Public Forests

The Public Forest Estate in England comprises about 2% of the land in England and 18% of the woods and forests. MPs have voted on if the estate ought remain publicly-owned and managed by the Forestry Commission or if it should be sold off.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford has never voted on selling England’s state owned forests

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All votes about selling England’s state owned forests:

  • On 2 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Sale of Public Forest Estate Show vote
  • On 2 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Access and Conservation Arrangements After Sell Off of England's Public Forests Show vote

Fixed Term Parliaments

Fixed Term Parliaments involve holding general elections on a regular basis, for example every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Without Fixed Term Parliaments a party with a majority had significant influence over the timing of a general election.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for fixed periods between parliamentary elections

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All votes about fixed periods between parliamentary elections:

  • On 23 Oct 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring a resolution of both Houses of Parliament to approve the date of a general election. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to hold general elections on a regular basis every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for no exceptions from the five year fixed term of a parliament and against the monarch have powers in relation determining when MPs meet in Parliament. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for regular general elections every five years, with some exceptions allowing early elections. Show vote

Taxes on Plane Tickets

MPs have held a number of votes on the rates of Air Passenger Duty and the details of which flights it ought apply to.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for higher taxes on plane tickets

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All votes about higher taxes on plane tickets:

  • On 25 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of proposed increases in Air Passenger Duty. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 183 — Air passenger duty: rates of duty from 1 April 2013 Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase rates of Air Passenger Duty Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the basic income tax free allowance, cut corporation tax, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the tax free income tax allowance, reduce corporation tax and recover child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to raise the tax free income tax allowance, reduce corporation tax and recover child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for increases in Air Passenger Duty Rates Show vote

Jobs Guarantee for Young People

There have been votes in Parliament on if the Government should fund guaranteed jobs for young people.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted against spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed

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All votes about spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed:

  • On 12 Jun 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — The Economy and Living Standards Show vote
  • On 27 Nov 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Cost of Living Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against calling on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on "rip off" rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system. Show vote
  • On 15 May 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a package of economic policies including bringing forward long-term infrastructure investment, building 100,000 affordable homes, and guaranteeing jobs for the long term unemployed. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Tax on Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — VAT Reduction — Make Investment Sooner Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Jobs — Banker's Bonus Tax — VAT Cut — Tax Incentive to Take on Workers — Sooner Infrastructure Investment Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against creating 100,000 jobs and building 25,000 homes using funds raised via a bank bonus tax, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against tax breaks for small firms taking on new workers. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against creating more jobs for young people, funded by bank bonuses, making planned investment sooner, reducing VAT and a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers. Show vote

Equality and Human Rights

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of where prejudice or discrimination should be made illegal and where exceptions should be made to permit otherwise illegal discrimination. MPs have also voted on the degree to which "human rights" are protected.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted a mixture of for and against laws to promote equality and human rights

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All votes about laws to promote equality and human rights:

  • On 14 Dec 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against calling on the Government to ensure women and protected groups are not disproportionally impacted by tax and benefit changes and against publication of a gender equality strategy to improve the position of women. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against carrying out an assessment of the impact of Government policies on women; against mitigating any disproportionate burden on women and against publishing a gender equality strategy. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring an annual report from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission analysing information on the gender pay gap and making recommendations to close it. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against making it unlawful for any provider of regulated social care to act in a manner incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — New Clause 15 — Exemptions to Automatic Deportation of Criminals on Human Rights Grounds Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 56 — Commission for Equality and Human Rights Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Discrimination on the Basis of Caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote

Low Carbon Electricity Generation

There have been votes in Parliament relating to finanical incentives designed to encourage electricity generation via methods which involve low levels of carbon emissions. Matters voted on include subsidies for renewable energy generation and on limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power stations.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted a mixture of for and against financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods

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All votes about financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods:

  • On 4 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing financial incentives for small-scale low-carbon generation of electricity to be paid to plants which were previously too big to be eligible. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of cutting the subsidy for electricity generated via renewable or low-carbon methods on 12 December 2011 and against ensuring the future of the payments. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of proposed cuts to subsidies (feed-in-tariffs) for electricity produced from renewable or low-carbon techniques. Show vote

Pub Leases

There have been votes in Parliament on the question of if pub companies should be required to offer their tenants an option to rent the premises with no requirement to buy beer, and other supplies, from the pub company.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted against requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases

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All votes about requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases:

  • On 2 Feb 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Enterprise Bill — Second Reading — Small Business Commissioner — Apprenticeships — Insurance Payment — Green Investment Bank Status — Pubs Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring large pub-owning businesses to offer their tenants and leaseholders a market rent only option (rather than insisting on a contract requiring them to buy beer, and other supplies, from the pub company). Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a statutory code of practice for large pub companies which would require them to offer the option of a rent only leases. Show vote
  • On 9 Jan 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring pub companies to offer their tenants an option to rent the premises with no requirement to buy beer, and other supplies, from the pub company. Show vote

Military Covenant

The armed forces covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces. It recognises the nation's moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families. MPs have voted on the extent to which there should be special provisions for current, and former, service personnel in relation to public services.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted against strengthening the Military Covenant

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All votes about strengthening the Military Covenant:

  • On 26 Jun 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against calling on the Government to strengthen the military covenant and against requesting a reassessment of the assumptions on which the Strategic Defence and Security Review was based. Show vote
  • On 14 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Armed Forces Bill — New Clause 17 — Special Health, Housing and Education Provisions for Service Personnel Show vote
  • On 16 Feb 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a legally binding Military Covenant set out in law. Show vote

Legal Aid

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of eligibility for legal aid. Matters which have been voted on include means testing, if aid should be generally restricted to those residing in the UK, and which legal services should be funded by legal aid.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for restricting the scope of legal aid

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All votes about restricting the scope of legal aid:

  • On 9 Jul 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a residence test as an eligibility criteria for civil legal aid; subject to exceptions for refugees and those who have sought asylum. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of legal aid only being provided in cases assessed to have a greater than "borderline" chance of success. Show vote
  • On 5 Dec 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2012 — Extension of Legal Aid to Certain Welfare Appeals and Certain International Child Benefit Recovery Cases Show vote
  • On 5 Dec 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) Regulations 2012 Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to require the Lord Chancellor to ensure that, subject to resources, individuals have access to legal services that effectively meet their needs. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against making legal aid available in respect of social welfare decisions. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against making legal aid available to children in a wider range of cases. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against making legal aid available to cover the entirety of assistance required where people are deemed to have complex, interconnected needs, some of which do not usually attract aid. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reform legal aid, including removing it from some types of cases, to reform sentencing, and remand and to introduce new offences relating to threatening with a weapon. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against explicitly including threats plus financial and emotional abuse in the definition of domestic abuse used in relation to the award of civil legal aid to domestic abuse victims. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against making legal aid available in clinical negligence cases. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Powers of the Welsh Assembly

There have been votes in Parliament on devolving powers to the Welsh Assembly. Specific subjects of these votes have ranged from giving the Welsh Assembly the ability to raise taxes to devolving powers and responsibility relating to the provision of water in Wales.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted against transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly

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All votes about transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly:

  • On 24 Jan 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against empowering Welsh ministers and the National Assembly for Wales to regulate the number of betting machines in licensed betting premises where the maximum charge for use is over £2, opting instead to limit devolved powers to where the maximum charge is over £10. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — Clause 1 — Separation of the Legal Jurisdictions for England and Wales Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 3 — Rail: Franchising of Passenger Services — Public Sector Rail Operators in Wales Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 6 — Tax on Carriage of Passengers by Air Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the Welsh Assembly being given powers over policing in Wales. Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to devolve powers relation to alcohol and entertainment licensing to the Welsh Assembly. Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving the Welsh Assembly the powers to set Income Tax thresholds for Welsh taxpayers. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against the separation of the legal systems of England and Wales. Show vote
  • On 24 Jun 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 2 — Infrastructure Guarantees in Wales Show vote
  • On 24 Jun 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — Clause 19 — Welsh Ministers to Set Own Capital Expenditure Priorities Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing the National Assembly for Wales to set the number of members of the National Assembly for Wales. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for any referendum on devolving Welsh income tax rate setting to the National Assembly for Wales to be on allowing an off-set from the rates set by the UK Parliament rather than allowing each Welsh rate to be set independently. Show vote
  • On 9 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against devolving responsibility for setting the rate of long haul air passenger duty applying to relevant flights originating in Wales to the National Assembly for Wales. Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving the National Assembly for Wales full powers in relation to water in Wales up to the English border. Show vote
  • On 15 May 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against devolving tax raising, and borrowing, powers to the Welsh Government. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Part 2 — Devolution of Wales Long Haul Rates of Duty Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Schedule — Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Devolution of Powers Relating to Energy Generation to the National Assembly for Wales. Show vote
  • On 21 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Devolving Responsibility for Jobcentre Plus to the Welsh Government Show vote

Powers of the Scottish Parliament

There have been votes in Parliament on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament. Specific subjects of these votes have ranged from giving the Scottish Parliament the ability to raise taxes to devolving powers and responsibility relating to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in Scotland.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted against transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament

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All votes about transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament:

  • On 9 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before making laws applying to Scotland on devolved matters. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to call a referendum on Scottish independence. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to give the Scottish Parliament the power to set Scotland's laws on abortion. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to make laws on child tax credit, and working tax credit. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers related to equalities laws. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing the devolved administration in Scotland to introduce a requirement for gender balance among the members of the Scottish Parliament and members of boards of Scottish public authorities. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing the devolved Scottish administration to pay disability benefits in respect of lower level conditions. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing the devolved administration in Scotland to pay a carers benefit to those under 16 or in gainful employment, or in full time education. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require the agreement of the Secretary of State before Scottish Ministers can change regulations relating to benefit payments in respect of rent. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving powers related to Housing Benefit in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the ability to create new state benefits in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving the Scottish Parliament power over national insurance. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving Scotland full responsibility for taxation and spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers over income tax in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing the Scottish Parliament to take full control over taxation, borrowing and public spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers over all areas except the constitution, foreign affairs, public service, defence, treason and pension changes which would affect the UK's liabilities. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving the Scottish Parliament a veto on the repeal of the Human Rights Act as it applies to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before legislating on devolved matters. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament and of the Scottish people in a referendum before the Scottish Parliament can be abolished; and against strengthening the constitutional status of the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to devolve the regulation of shale gas extraction in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 21 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing the Scottish Parliament to tax the profits of companies. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to devolve the powers relating to Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to the Scottish Government. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against devolving responsibility for railway services which start and finish in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against making the Crown Estate accountable to the Scottish Government and to devolve powers related to the Crown Estate to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against devolving powers related to timescales, time zones and British Summer Time, to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against devolving powers relating food content and labeling to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against devolving power to the Scottish Parliament to tax quarrying and mining. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring Scottish Ministers to have regard to any code of practice agreed between them and the UK Treasury when borrowing money. Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring Scottish Ministers to order returning officers to start counting votes for elections to the Scottish Parliament within four hours of polls closing. Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 11 — Devolution to Scotland of Powers to Regulate Specially Dangerous Air Weapons Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 12 — Return of Certain Insolvency Powers from Scotland to the UK Parliament Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 13 — Return Responsibility for Regulating Health Professionals in Scotland to UK Parliament Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Reject Second Reading — Devolution of Further Powers, Including Tax Raising Powers, to Scotland Show vote

Badger Cull

There have been votes in Parliament on if badgers ought be culled in an effort to control bovine tuberculosis.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis

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All votes about culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis:

  • On 13 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Backbench Business — Badger Cull Show vote
  • On 5 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the proposed badger cull. Show vote
  • On 5 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of culling badgers in an effort to control bovine tuberculosis. Show vote
  • On 25 Oct 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Badger Cull Show vote

Tax on Value of Expensive Homes

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction of a new property tax on expensive homes. Such a tax, popularly dubbed a "mansion tax", would introduce a requirement for those with residential properties worth over a certain amount to pay a fraction of the property's value (or a fraction of its value over a certain amount) to the Government each year.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted against an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax)

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All votes about an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax):

  • On 4 Sep 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against calling on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on "rip off" rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 9 — Reintroduce 10% Initial Rate of Income Tax Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 5 — Mansion tax Show vote
  • On 12 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a tax on properties worth over £2 million to fund a tax cut for those on middle and low incomes. Show vote

Security Sensitive Evidence in Courts

There have been votes in Parliament on if there should be a mechanism for material deemed national security sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case. The mechanism is called the "closed material procedure".

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions

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All votes about allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions:

  • On 17 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of rules implementing the introduction of "closed material proceedings" to the civil courts in Northern Ireland; the procedure involves making material deemed national security-sensitive available to the court and a special advocate but not parties to the case. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of rules implementing the introduction of "closed material proceedings" to courts; the procedure involves making material deemed national security-sensitive available to the court and a special advocate but not parties to the case. Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow material deemed national security-sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case; to strengthen oversight of intelligence and security activities in Government; and to permit intercept evidence in closed proceedings in employment cases before tribunals. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted t to to permit closed material proceedings only if a fair determination of the case would not be possible by other means. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing the closed material procedure for using national security sensitive information in court to only be used where the degree of harm to national security caused by disclosure would be likely to outweigh the public interest in fair and open justice. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to prevent the disclosure of material if the court considers disclosure would be damaging to the interests of national security, even if that damage would be outweighed by the interests of justice. Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Justice and Security Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Shares for Rights

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction of the employee shareholder scheme which is an employee status obtained when an employee is given shares worth at least £2,000 in return for which the employer is permitted not to extend unfair dismissal rights, rights to statutory redundancy pay and other employment rights to the employee. .

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for allowing employees to exchange some employment rights for shares in the company they work for

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All votes about allowing employees to exchange some employment rights for shares in the company they work for:

  • On 23 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to exempt those with employee shareholder status from certain statutory employment rights. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Employee Shareholder Status Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to exempt those with employee shareholder status from certain statutory employment rights. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a new employment status of employee shareholder, holders of which may be exempted from certain statutory employment rights; for an option for planning applications to be made directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly and to postpone a business rate revaluation from 2015 to 2017. Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a new employment status of employee shareholder, holders of which may be exempted from certain statutory employment rights; for an option for planning applications to be made directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly and to postpone a business rate revaluation from 2015 to 2017. Show vote

Letting Agent Fees

There have been votes in Parliament on if letting agent fees, charged to tenants, ought be more strongly regulated or even banned.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted a mixture of for and against restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents

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All votes about restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents:

  • On 25 Jun 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Private Rented Sector — Ban on Letting Agent Fees — Default 3 Year Tenancies — Action on Excessive Rent Rises Show vote
  • On 16 Jun 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring a report on the detriment caused to tenants by letting agent fees and the steps the government intends to take to prohibit fees that cause detriment to tenants. Show vote
  • On 13 May 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Consumer Rights Bill — New Clause 22 — Ban on Letting Agents Charging Tenants Fees Show vote
  • On 14 May 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Cost of Living Show vote

Regulation of Lawyer's Fees in No-Win No-Fee Cases

There have been votes in Parliament on if there should be greater regulation on the level of success fees payable under no-win no-fee arrangements for legal representation.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases

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All votes about limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases:

  • On 13 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to cap success fees in no-win no-fee cases at 100% of the lawyer's basic fee, and to additionally set a further cap of 25% of damages awarded in personal injury cases. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to exempt defamation cases from capping of no-win no-fee success fees and provisions to prevent costs awards relating to legal insurance premiums. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to allow "no win no fee" success fees and related legal insurance premiums to be included in costs awarded in cases relating to damages for respiratory health impacts due to industrial exposure to harmful substances. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to allow "no win no fee" success fees and related legal insurance premiums to be included in costs awarded in cases relating to damages for health impacts due to a breach of an employer's duty to their employee. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of increased regulation no-win no-fee arrangements for charging for legal services including capping success fees. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against exempting defamation cases and privacy cases under the right to respect for private and family life from regulation, including caps, on success fees in no-win no-fee arrangements for charging for legal services. Show vote

Register of Lobbyists

There have been votes in Parliament on if there should be a register of those who professionally lobby MPs.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for a statutory register of lobbyists

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about a statutory register of lobbyists:

  • On 9 Oct 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to require the personal registration of individuals employed as lobbyists if their employer is registered. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against the introduction of a statutory register for all professional lobbyists. Show vote

Mass Retention of Communications Data

There have been votes in Parliament on if we should require the mass retention of information about communications (but not the content of those communications).

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for requiring the mass retention of information about communications

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All votes about requiring the mass retention of information about communications:

  • On 7 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Investigatory Powers Bill — Clause 78 — Powers to Require Retention of Information on People's Internet Use Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Investigatory Powers Bill — Third Reading — Mass Surveillance Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a fast-track process, involving MPs completing all commons stages in a single day, for consideration of a new law on the retention of, and access to, communications data and on the interception of communications. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against the provisions of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill only remaining in force until the end of 2014, rather than until the end of 2016. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to ensure the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill takes effect regardless of European Union treaties making the UK subject to European Union law and courts. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of requiring the mass retention of information about communications, (but not the content of those communications); in favour of arrangements to limit access to such information; in favour of requiring those based outside of the UK to comply with warrants to intercept the content of communications and to state operators of internet-based services may be required enact such intercepts; and also in favour of limiting the use of intercepts, and police access to communications data, on economic grounds to cases involving the interests of national security. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of requiring the mass retention of information about communications, (but not the content of those communications); in favour of arrangements to limit access to such information; in favour of requiring those based outside of the UK to comply with warrants to intercept the content of communications and to state operators of internet-based services may be required enact such intercepts; in favour of limiting the use of intercepts, and police access to communications data, on economic grounds to cases involving the interests of national security; and also in favour of more frequent reports from the Interception of Communications Commissioner and for the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation to review the operation and regulation of investigatory powers by May 2015. Show vote

Trade Union Regulation

There have been votes in Parliament on the way trade unions are regulated, including on the law related to industrial action and strike ballots.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for more restrictive regulation of trade union activity

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more restrictive regulation of trade union activity:

  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by state school teachers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require the support of 40% of those eligible to vote in ballots for strike action by key transport workers, including staff working on railways, airport security, air traffic control and London buses, for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by key health workers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by border security workers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by key fire service workers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Industrial Action (Protection of Critical National Services) Bill Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted no on Trade Union Bill — New Clause 2 — Workplace Ballots and Ballots by Electronic Means Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require the appointment of a picket supervisor and for them to be identified to, and contactable by, the police. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require a 50% turnout in order to make a strike ballot valid and for other aspects of increased regulation of trade union activity. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Trade Union Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Assisted Dying

There have been votes in Parliament on if it should be legal to assist terminally ill people who have decided they want to end their life.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life

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All votes about allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life:

  • On 11 Sep 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing a terminally ill person to be lawfully given assistance to end their life with the consent of the High Court. Show vote

Taxation of Banks

There have been votes in Parliament on taxation of banks. The "banking levy" is one such tax: it is charged annually based on the amount a bank holds in assets,.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for higher taxes on banks

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about higher taxes on banks:

  • On 26 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of increasing the rate of the bank levy tax and in favour of changes aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the levy. Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against increasing the amount of free child care offered to parents of 3 and 4 year olds from 15 to 25 hours Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote

Tougher on illegal immigration

The UK should have stronger laws to tackle illegal immigration.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for stronger enforcement of immigration rules

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about stronger enforcement of immigration rules:

  • On 14 Dec 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of arrangements for immigration checks for those opening banks and building society accounts. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Immigration Detention of Those Who Are Pregnant and Vulnerable People Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to make it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to restrict the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to extend the power to deport an individual before considering an appeal on human rights grounds so it applies to all those appealing on human rights grounds against their removal. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote

MPs' Veto Over Laws Only Affecting Their Part of the UK

That English MPs have not been able vote on matters which have been devolved to other parts of the UK, but Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland MPs can vote on those same matters when the UK Parliament is legislating solely for England has been considered by some to be unfair. There have been votes in Parliament on how to give MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a fairer say over matters which only affect their parts of the UK. In respect of votes on matters only affecting England this is often described as the "English Votes on English Laws" question.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for a veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland over laws specifically impacting their part of the UK

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All votes about a veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland over laws specifically impacting their part of the UK:

  • On 22 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to to give MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto over laws impacting just their parts of the UK and against putting the decision off until a committee had considered it. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving the MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto over laws impacting just their parts of the UK only for a trial period. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to give the MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto when laws specifically impacting one or more of those parts of the United Kingdom are before the House of Commons. Show vote

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) to Extract Shale Gas

Parliament has voted on whether hydraulic fracturing (fracking) should be permitted at all, where it should be permitted, and how such operations ought be regulated.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted a mixture of for and against greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas

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All votes about greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas:

  • On 16 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for greater restrictions on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas in National Parks, the Broads, areas of outstanding natural beauty, World Heritage sites, and near points where water is abstracted for domestic and food production purposes. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for hydraulic fracturing being given. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against explicitly requiring an environmental permit for hydraulic fracturing activities. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to ban the exploitation of unconventional petroleum for at least 18 months and not to require a review of the impact of such exploitation on climate change, the environment, the economy, and health and safety be carried out and published. Show vote

Charging Market Rent to High Earners in Council Homes

Parliament has voted on whether high earners should be required to pay a market rent for council homes.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for charging a market rent to high earners renting a council home

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All votes about charging a market rent to high earners renting a council home:

  • On 3 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require local councils to charge high income social housing tenants rent at levels set by central Government. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote

Secure Tenancies for Life

There have been votes in Parliament on phasing out secure lifetime tenancies and requiring tenancies be for a fixed term and do not get automatically renewed.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for phasing out secure tenancies for life

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All votes about phasing out secure tenancies for life:

  • On 12 Jan 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to phase out secure tenancies for life. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote

Publicly Owned Railways

There have been votes in Parliament on the public ownership of the railways, including on keeping the rail infrastructure public, and permitting train operating companies to be publicly-owned.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford has never voted on a publicly owned railway system

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All votes about a publicly owned railway system:

  • On 12 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 3 — Rail: Franchising of Passenger Services — Public Sector Rail Operators in Wales Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — New Clause 20 — Allow Public Sector Operators to Run High Speed 2 Passenger Services Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Public Ownership of Railways — Bus Regulation Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Railways (Public Sector Operators) Show vote

Public Control over Bus Services

There have been votes in Parliament on greater public control of bus services.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted against greater public control of bus services

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All votes about greater public control of bus services:

  • On 15 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to establish the West Midlands Combined Authority across the local government areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Public Ownership of Railways — Bus Regulation Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against local government having powers to develop more integrated, frequent, cheaper and greener bus services with integrated Oyster card-style ticketing. Show vote

Mass Surveillance

There have been votes in Parliament on if the state should be permitted, with safeguards, to intercept people’s communications en masse, as well as obtain and use datasets which could include people’s personal banking, travel, and health data. The question of if the state should be able to require the retention of details of people’s internet use has also been voted on.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford has never voted on mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities

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All votes about mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities:

  • On 7 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Investigatory Powers Bill — Clause 78 — Powers to Require Retention of Information on People's Internet Use Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Investigatory Powers Bill — Third Reading — Mass Surveillance Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading — Mass Surveillance Show vote

High Speed Rail

MPs have voted on funding and giving permission for a new high speed rail network, connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted for new high speed rail infrastructure

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All votes about new high speed rail infrastructure:

  • On 23 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a High Speed Rail link between London and the West Midlands. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for a High Speed Rail link between London and the West Midlands. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote

Reduce capital gains tax

Capital gains taxes should be reduced.

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted a mixture of for and against reducing capital gains tax

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All votes about reducing capital gains tax:

  • On 6 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 82 — Reduction in Rate of Capital Gains Tax Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to reduce the basic rate of capital gains tax by 8%. Show vote
  • On 11 Apr 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, change the way dividends are taxed, cut capital gains tax and reduce the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on March 2016 Budget Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Budget Resolution 38 — Capital Gains Tax Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Procedure (Future Taxation) — Inclusion of Provisions Taking Effect in Future Years in the Finance Bill Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for tax exemptions to encourage the use of the scheme where employers are permitted not to extend certain otherwise statutory rights to those with employee shareholder status. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote

Capital Gains Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of taxation on profits arising from increases in value for assets such as property and shares.

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Military Action Against Group Known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh

There have been votes in Parliament on whether the UK should take part in military action in Iraq and Syria against the group known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for military action against ISIL (Daesh)

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All votes about military action against ISIL (Daesh):

  • On 2 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote
  • On 26 Sep 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted for UK air strikes in Iraq to support Iraqi forces' efforts against ISIL. Show vote

Merging Police and Fire Services under Police and Crime Commissioners

There have been votes in Parliament on whether to give Police and Crime Commissioners responsibility for fire services.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford consistently voted for merging police and fire services under Police and Crime Commissioners

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All votes about merging police and fire services under Police and Crime Commissioners:

  • On 26 Apr 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to allow Police and Crime Commissioners to be given responsibility for the Fire and Rescue Service. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring a report on the funding requirements of the fire and rescue service before transferring responsibility for them to a Police and Crime Commissioner. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring the consent of the relevant local councils and the fire authority, or the majority of people taking part in a referendum, before a Police and Crime Commissioner is given responsibility for a Fire and Rescue Service. Show vote

UK membership of the European Union

Parliament has voted on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted against UK membership of the EU

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All votes about UK membership of the EU:

  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring the Prime Minister to give a series of undertakings before giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against the UK remaining a member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and against treating leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to make publication of an assessment of the financial liability of the UK towards the EU, and a statement on the economic impact of the UK leaving the single market, a prerequisite for the Prime Minister giving notification of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to prevent the Prime Minister giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union if the European Council have not undertaken that if the United Kingdom Parliament doesn't agree the terms of the United Kingdom's leaving of the European Union the United Kingdom's will remain an EU member under the existing terms. Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against only allowing the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union a month after the approach to, and objectives for, withdrawal negotiations have been agreed by representatives of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland administrations. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to say the UK needs to stay in the EU. Show vote

Right to Remain for European Union Nationals in the UK

There have been a votes in Parliament which relate to EU nationals currently living in the UK having the right to remain.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted against a right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK

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All votes about a right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK:

  • On 13 Mar 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against guaranteeing EU derived rights, and the potential to acquire residency rights, for EU and EEA citizens legally resident in the UK. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against seeking to protect the residence rights of citizens of the European Union and their family members who were lawfully resident in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against requiring notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU to preserve rights acquired in Northern Ireland as a result of European Union membership and against requiring the notification to preserve the right of the people of Northern Ireland determine for themselves if they prefer a union with Great Britain or a sovereign united Ireland. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against only allowing the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union a month after the approach to, and objectives for, withdrawal negotiations have been agreed by representatives of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland administrations. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against EU nationals living in the UK retaining rights, including the right to live and work in the UK, should the UK leave the EU. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on EU Nationals Currently Living in the UK — Right to Remain Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to say the UK needs to stay in the EU. Show vote

Gambling Regulation

There have been votes in Parliament on a number of aspects of the regulation of gambling. Specific votes have been on the powers of local councils to use planning laws to control the numbers, and locations, of betting shops as well as regulations limiting stakes, and prizes, for gambling machines, and the laws governing the operation of casinos.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted against greater regulation of gambling

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All votes about greater regulation of gambling:

  • On 8 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving local councils powers to prevent the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals and betting shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving local government more powers to regulate betting shops and fixed odds betting terminals. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to increase the stake, and prize, limits for certain categories of gambling machine. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against extending the horserace betting levy to overseas bookmakers. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted not to require those running internet and telephone gambling operations to ban those who have registered for self-exclusion. Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against giving more powers to local communities in relation to high streets and town and city centres. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — New Clause 31 — Planning Permission for Betting Shops Show vote

Smoking Bans

Over the years there have been votes in Parliament on banning smoking in restaurants, public buildings, pubs, and in cars with children present.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for smoking bans

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All votes about smoking bans:

  • On 11 Feb 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to make it an offence to for someone in charge of an enclosed vehicle to fail to prevent smoking within it if someone under 18 is present. Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of a new law requiring private vehicles be smoke-free where a person under the age of 18 is present in the vehicle. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Ban on Smoking in Private Vehicles Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Public Houses and Private Members' Clubs (Smoking) Bill Show vote

Gay Rights

A vote for gay rights would be a vote for homosexual people to have the same rights as heterosexuals (including for example the ability to marry, an equal age of consent, and the right to adopt) and for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation to be illegal.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against equal gay rights

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All votes about equal gay rights:

  • On 5 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Same Sex Marriage — Enabling Courts to Deal with Divorce or Annulment Proceedings Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Amendments to Acts of Parliament in Light of the Introduction of Same Sex Marriage in Parts of the UK Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Make Same Sex Marriage Available to Armed Forces Personnel Outside the United Kingdom Show vote
  • On 21 May 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — (Carry-over) Show vote

An Elected House of Lords

The House of Lords is the upper house of the UK Parliament. There have been votes on moving away from a position where members of the House of Lords are either appointed or have inherited their seats to a system where members are elected.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against a wholly elected House of Lords

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All votes about a wholly elected House of Lords:

  • On 19 Oct 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2012: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against proposed reforms of the House of Lords including the introduction of 15 year terms for most members and an elected element. Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2011: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Establishment of Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) Show vote

Voting Age

There have been votes in Parliament on reducing the voting age from eighteen to sixteen for local government elections, for elections to the Westminster and European Parliaments and for the referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford almost always voted against a lower voting age

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All votes about a lower voting age:

  • On 20 Jul 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing those aged sixteen and seventeen to vote in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16. Show vote
  • On 17 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against allowing those aged 16 and 17 to vote in the referendum on if the UK should remain a member of the EU. Show vote

Investigations into the Iraq War

A number of votes were held relating to holding investigations into the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against investigations into the Iraq war

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All votes about investigations into the Iraq war:

  • On 30 Nov 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted against an investigation into the contrast between public statements and private actions in the run up to the Iraq war. Show vote

Trident Nuclear Weapons System Replacement

The UK's Trident nuclear weapons system, comprising missile armed submarines, provides a continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent. There have been votes on if the system should be replaced with a new nuclear deterrent when Trident reaches the end of its lifespan.

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Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system

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All votes about replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system:

  • On 18 Jul 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted to support replacing the four Trident nuclear missile submarines to maintain the UK's continuous at sea nuclear deterrent. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — UK Membership of the EU — Nuclear Weapons — House of Lords — Devolution — Refugee Crisis in Europe Show vote
  • On 24 Nov 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of renewing the Trident nuclear deterrent programme. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford voted in favour of proposed spending cuts and changes to the welfare system and in favour of spending on new nuclear weapons. Show vote
  • On 20 Jan 2015: Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Trident Nuclear Weapons System Renewal Show vote

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