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A selection of Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town’s votes
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Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
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Before the Minister sits down—I think we have six minutes—he said that the Government used an MoU rather than a treaty because it could be amended. Does he accept that the detail of treaties can also be amended? More importantly, on an MoU, surely that could still—by the choice of the Government—have been laid for 21 days to give parliamentary scrutiny. Parliament will not be able to...
To ask His Majesty’s Government why they used a Memorandum of Understanding rather than a treaty as the vehicle for the agreement with Rwanda on the transfer of asylum seekers. Relevant document: 7th Report from the International Agreements Committee
My Lords, I am delighted, after four months, to see the International Agreements Committee’s report on Rwanda debated here; albeit, I have to say, because of my success in a ballot rather than because of its importance. Yet this issue is important to the asylum seekers involved but also for the future of our parliamentary role in scrutinising the action of Ministers. Thanks to the...
More of Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2010
Currently held offices
- Chair, International Agreements Committee (since 18 Oct 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Charities) (15 Apr 2020 to 17 May 2021)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office, Constitutional and Devolved issues) (15 Apr 2020 to 13 Oct 2021)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Wales) (15 Apr 2020 to 17 May 2021)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (14 Apr 2020 to 29 Sep 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union) (2 Sep 2019 to 31 Jan 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour) (2 Sep 2019 to 13 Oct 2021)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (2 Sep 2019 to 13 Oct 2021)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (4 Jun 2018 to 17 Jul 2019)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (11 Jul 2017 to 3 Nov 2021)
- Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (27 Jun 2017 to 13 Oct 2021)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (14 Jul 2016 to 17 Jul 2019)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union) (1 Jul 2016 to 17 Jul 2019)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (18 Sep 2015 to 9 Jan 2017)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (6 Sep 2012 to 14 Jul 2016)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (6 Sep 2012 to 27 Jun 2017)
- Opposition Whip (Lords) (17 Oct 2011 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (31 Mar 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)
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