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Baroness Hussein-Ece

Liberal Democrat - Life peer

Became Member: 25th June 2010


Conduct Committee
9th May 2019 - 31st Jan 2023
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Equalities)
12th Oct 2017 - 22nd Oct 2021
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Equalities)
1st Jun 2015 - 28th Oct 2016
Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee
11th Jun 2015 - 22nd Mar 2016
Soft Power Committee
16th May 2013 - 11th Mar 2014
HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom
20th Dec 2010 - 19th Jul 2011


Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 29th February 2024
12:15
Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 21st March 2024
12:15
Division Votes
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Electoral Commission Strategy and Policy Statement
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 57 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 175 Noes - 159
Speeches
Wednesday 21st February 2024
Hate Crimes
My Lords, I thank the Minister for that response, but, as she said, hate crime has spiked very recently, and …
Written Answers
Tuesday 22nd November 2022
Development Aid
To ask His Majesty's Government what their financial contributions were to (1) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), (2) UNICEF, (3) …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Private Burial Grounds and Cemeteries Bill [HL] 2022-23
A Bill to make provision for the regulation of private burial grounds and cemeteries
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Hussein-Ece has voted in 456 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

15 Dec 2021 - Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Entry to Venues and Events) (England) Regulations 2021 - View Vote Context
Baroness Hussein-Ece voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Liberal Democrat No votes vs 21 Liberal Democrat Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 38 Noes - 205
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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 Williams of Trafford (Conservative)
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords)
(31 debate interactions)
Baroness Barran (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
(17 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(15 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(23 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(12 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(10 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

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


3 Bills introduced by Baroness Hussein-Ece


A Bill to make provision for the regulation of private burial grounds and cemeteries

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
(Read Debate)

A bill to revoke parental or judicial consent which permits the marriage or civil partnership of a child and to criminalise child marriage or civil partnership under the age of 18; and for connected purposes

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 27th January 2020
(Read Debate)

First reading took place on 8 June. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.The 2016-2017 session of Parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision about the publication of information related to the differences in remuneration between ethnic groups.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 8th June 2016

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


2 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
8th Nov 2022
To ask His Majesty's Government what their financial contributions were to (1) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), (2) UNICEF, (3) UNAIDS, (4) WHO, (5) UN Women, (6) The Global Fund, and (7) International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20, and (c) 2020-21.

Table 1 shows UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the form of core contributions to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, for the period 2018 to 2020. Additionally, the UK uses these multilateral organisations as a delivery partner for bilateral aid ("multi-bi" ODA), except for UNAIDS.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation is an international NGO to which the UK provided £5million of bilateral funding in 2018, £35million in 2019 and £49million in 2020, as set out in Table 2.

Table 1 - UK ODA: Core Contributions to Selected Multilateral Organisations (2018-2020, £million)

Organisation

2018

2019

2020

United Nations Population Fund

20

20

20

United Nations Children's Fund

48

48

48

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

15

15

15

World Health Organisation: voluntary contribution

30

35

5

World Health Organisation: assessed contribution

13

13

13

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

13

13

13

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

360

370

476

Table 2 - UK ODA: Bilateral ODA to International Planned Parenthood Federation (2018-2020, £million)

Programme Title

2018

2019

2020

Women's Integrated Sexual Health Programme

5

33

47

Approaches in complex and challenging environments for sustainable sexual and reproductive health and rights (ACCESS)

1

1

Preventing Recourse to Unsafe Abortion - supporting locally led initiatives (SAAF)

1

1

Source: Statistics on International Development 2020

23rd Feb 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of the (1) attempted removal, and (2) confiscation of property, of the residents of Khirbet Humsahin by that government.

The Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa called on Israel to stop demolitions in Humsa Al Baqai'a on 5 February 2021. The UK Ambassador joined the Ambassadors of European states on 25 February in a meeting with Israeli Authorities, urging the Government of Israel to cease demolitions and allow access of humanitarian support to the community in Humsa Al Baqai'a. At the UN Security Council on 26 February, the UK Permanent Representative called on Israel to allow the delivery of emergency humanitarian aid for those who have had their homes demolished or confiscated. We also joined European UN Security Council members in delivering a specific statement on this issue following the Middle East Peace Process session. Officials from the British Consulate General Jerusalem visited Humsa Al-Baqai'a on 6 November to reiterate UK support for the community.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)