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Baroness Blower

Labour - Life peer

3 APPG memberships (as of 14 Jul 2021)
Oracy, Parental Participation in Education, Showing Racism the Red Card
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Division Votes
Thursday 10th June 2021
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 122 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 260 Noes - 229
Speeches
Friday 16th July 2021
Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [HL]

My Lords, I declare my membership of Peers for the Planet. I will take a somewhat different approach from the …

Written Answers
Tuesday 1st June 2021
Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons: Costs
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current annual cost of the Ministry of Defence's nuclear enterprise.
Early Day Motions
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Bills
None available
Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Baroness Blower has voted in 122 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

21 Jan 2021 - Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Blower voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Labour Aye votes vs 116 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 29 Noes - 440
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Baroness Berridge (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
(32 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(12 debate interactions)
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
(6 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Education
(26 debate contributions)
Home Office
(9 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(5 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

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Baroness Blower has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Baroness Blower has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Baroness Blower has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Baroness Blower has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


6 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
13th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the job titles of civil servants employed (1) full-time, and (2) part-time, on the Independent review of children’s social care.

The independent review of children’s social care is led by Josh MacAlister. The review team is made up of 20 civil servants from across government from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. It is led by a senior civil servant who is Head of the Review team. There are 4 Heads of Team covering: Analysis and Research; Engagement and Participation; Policy and Planning and Stakeholders and Public Engagement. Across these teams are 5 team leaders, five senior policy advisers, three policy advisers, a senior information officer and a senior research officer. Of these 20 civil servants, 5 work part-time.

Baroness Berridge
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
13th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants are working on the Independent review of children’s social care.

The independent review of children’s social care is led by Josh MacAlister. The review team is made up of 20 civil servants from across government from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. It is led by a senior civil servant who is Head of the Review team. There are 4 Heads of Team covering: Analysis and Research; Engagement and Participation; Policy and Planning and Stakeholders and Public Engagement. Across these teams are 5 team leaders, five senior policy advisers, three policy advisers, a senior information officer and a senior research officer. Of these 20 civil servants, 5 work part-time.

Baroness Berridge
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
17th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current annual cost of the Ministry of Defence's nuclear enterprise.

The forecast cost of the Defence Nuclear Enterprise for financial year 2021-22 is £6.5 billion, around 14 per cent of the £46 billion Defence budget.

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
13th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Trident D5 missiles will be on each Dreadnaught class submarine when this class of submarine enters service.

The last Trident D5 missile test took place as part of the Demonstration and Shakedown Operation with HMS Vengeance in 2016. The UK has sufficient Trident II D5 missiles for its needs.

The Dreadnought Class submarines will begin to enter service from the early 2030s. As announced in the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy we will no longer give public figures for our deployed missile numbers.

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
13th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government when the last Trident D5 missile test took place; and how many Trident D5 missiles the UK has.

The last Trident D5 missile test took place as part of the Demonstration and Shakedown Operation with HMS Vengeance in 2016. The UK has sufficient Trident II D5 missiles for its needs.

The Dreadnought Class submarines will begin to enter service from the early 2030s. As announced in the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy we will no longer give public figures for our deployed missile numbers.

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
13th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what studies they undertook to inform the decision to increase nuclear warhead numbers as announced in the policy paper, Global Britain in a Competitive Age: the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, published on 16 March.

While undertaking the Integrated Review, the Government engaged with a variety of stakeholders with an interest in our nation's security and prosperity, and the global challenges the UK will face over the coming years. These included allies, partners, civil society organisations and businesses.

We remain committed to maintaining the minimum destructive power needed to guarantee that the UK's nuclear deterrent remains credible and effective against the full range of state nuclear threats. This judgement includes an assessment of the decision-making processes of future potential aggressors, and an analysis of the defensive measures that they might employ. Therefore, in recognition of the developing range of technological and doctrinal threats the UK will increase the overall nuclear weapon stockpile ceiling from no more than 225 to no more than 260 warheads, an increase of 15 per cent.

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)