Baroness Brinton Portrait

Baroness Brinton

Liberal Democrat - Life peer

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health)

(since February 2020)
Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats
13th Dec 2019 - 1st Jan 2020
Party Chair, Liberal Democrats
1st Jan 2015 - 1st Jan 2020
Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee
11th Jun 2015 - 15th Mar 2016

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Division Votes
Tuesday 28th June 2022
Pharmacy (Responsible Pharmacists, Superintendent Pharmacists etc.) Order 2022
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 59 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 193 Noes - 119
Thursday 30th June 2022
Mental Health: Advertising and Body Image
My Lords, the Children’s Society’s Good Childhood Report 2021 shows that one in seven girls and one in eight boys …
Written Answers
Tuesday 15th February 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in the UK are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed and classified as (1) severely …
Early Day Motions
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MP Financial Interests
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Baroness Brinton has voted in 330 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
(129 debate interactions)
Lord Kamall (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
(59 debate interactions)
Baroness Thornton (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues)
(35 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(233 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(29 debate contributions)
Home Office
(27 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Baroness Brinton, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

Baroness Brinton has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Baroness Brinton has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Baroness Brinton

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

4 Written Questions in the current parliament

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18th Jan 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in the UK are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed and classified as (1) severely clinically extremely vulnerable, and (2) clinically extremely vulnerable excluding those who are severely clinically extremely vulnerable.

The success of the COVID-19 vaccination programme has meant that shielding and identifying people as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) are no longer necessary. This is because the majority of those previously considered to be CEV will benefit from the COVID-19 vaccine. However, there remains a smaller number of people who, in spite of vaccination, are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. This is due to a weakened immune system or specific other medical condition, which means they require enhanced protections such as those offered by antivirals and therapeutics, additional vaccinations and potentially other non-clinical interventions.

Within this smaller group, approximately 1.3 million people have been identified as potentially eligible for Antivirals, and Neutralising Monoclonal Antibodies, as non-hospitalised treatments, and approximately 0.5 million people in England have been identified as severely immunosuppressed and therefore eligible for a third primary COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Lord Kamall
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
28th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of alcohol-related ambulance service callouts in each of the last four years in England.

The information requested is not centrally collected.

18th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have placed a bulk order for the Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests; and if so, (1) how many tests were ordered and at what cost, and (2) the quantities expected to arrive in the UK by (a) the end of May (b) mid June and (c) the end of June.

We have signed contracts to supply over 10 million tests from Roche and Abbott in the coming months. We have agreed these contracts with two suppliers whose assays have been evaluated by Public Health England and continue to engage with other companies to establish further agreements to meet our testing strategy. These contracts will secure a significant volume to meet the United Kingdom’s testing plans. Further details are commercially sensitive.

18th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they first became aware of the Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test; what discussions they held with the European Medicines Agency and stakeholders in Germany about their trials and approval processes; and why they decided to run their own separate trials and approval process.

Public Health England (PHE) were asked to review all major suppliers of assays for National Health Service use, including the Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test, in order to limit the amount of on-site evaluation each facility has to perform.

PHE is familiar with the processes involved in European Medicine Agency registration. No discussions have been held with stakeholders in Germany about their trial and approvals processes.