Baroness Pitkeathley Portrait

Baroness Pitkeathley

Labour - Life peer

Became Member: 6th October 1997


Public Services Committee
13th Feb 2020 - 31st Jan 2023
Rural Economy Committee
17th May 2018 - 26th Mar 2019
Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee
29th Jun 2017 - 28th Mar 2018
Select Committee on Charities
25th May 2016 - 26th Mar 2017
Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee
11th Jun 2015 - 15th Mar 2016
Draft Care and Support Bill
22nd Nov 2012 - 6th Mar 2013
Information Committee (Lords)
22nd Jun 2010 - 10th Jan 2013
Refreshment Committee (Lords)
25th Nov 2002 - 12th Nov 2009
Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee)
22nd Jul 2004 - 11th Jul 2005
Liaison Committee (Lords)
23rd Nov 1999 - 7th May 2005
Refreshment Sub Committee
26th Jun 2001 - 7th Nov 2002


Scheduled Event
Tuesday 12th March 2024
Oral questions - Main Chamber
Developing a national strategy for carers to take account of the needs of unpaid carers
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Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 14th March 2024
10:30
Food, Diet and Obesity Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Food, Diet and Obesity
14 Mar 2024, 10:30 a.m. View calendar
Select Committee Meeting
Monday 25th March 2024
14:00
Division Votes
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Electoral Commission Strategy and Policy Statement
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 94 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 175 Noes - 159
Speeches
Monday 26th February 2024
Arrangement of Business
My Lords, good afternoon. I remind your Lordships that, as normal, if there is a Division in the Chamber while …
Written Answers
Friday 22nd September 2023
Respite Care: Carers
To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform white paper, …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Pitkeathley has voted in 368 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

7 Feb 2023 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Pitkeathley voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Labour No votes vs 129 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 284 Noes - 209
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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
Lord Markham (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
(29 debate interactions)
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
(29 debate interactions)
Lord Kamall (Conservative)
(22 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(93 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(19 debate contributions)
Home Office
(17 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

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


Baroness Pitkeathley has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

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


7 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
5th Apr 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits to employers and carer employees of introducing a statutory right to carers' leave; and what plans they have, if any, to introduce legislation conferring such a statutory right.

The Government has consulted on proposals for a statutory right to carer’s leave, including the benefits for both employers and employees. The Government response to this consultation was published in September 2021 and included an assessment of the consultation findings.

The legislative programme for the next parliamentary session will be set out at the Queen’s Speech.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
11th Sep 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform white paper, published on 1 December 2021, what progress they have made on their delivery of the £25 million fund in support of unpaid carers.

The Government is finalising its plans for how we will deliver up to an additional £25 million that we committed to in People at the Heart of Care to support unpaid carers and hopes to share plans shortly.

Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
11th Jan 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what are the names of (1) the individuals, and (2) the organisations, who (a) write, and (b) deliver, the Judicial College training on domestic abuse to family judges and magistrates.

To preserve the independence of the judiciary, the Lord Chief Justice, the Senior President of Tribunals, and the Chief Coroner have statutory responsibility for judicial training, under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, and Coroners and Justice Act 2009 respectively. These responsibilities are exercised through the Judicial College.

The College launched new mandatory digital training on domestic abuse for family judges and family magistrates in Autumn 2021. In April 2022, the College rolled out a new one-year programme of intensive face-to-face Domestic Abuse training for family and civil judges, including training which addresses the Domestic Abuse Act. From September 2022, the College rolled out a similar programme of Domestic Abuse training for family magistrates. The Judicial College publishes annually its prospectus and activity report.

Lord Bellamy
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
11th Jan 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what is the percentage of (1) family judges, and (2) magistrates, who have completed the (a) continuation training, (b) digital training, and (c) face-to-face training, on domestic abuse that is available through the Judicial College.

To preserve the independence of the judiciary, the Lord Chief Justice, the Senior President of Tribunals, and the Chief Coroner have statutory responsibility for judicial training, under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, and Coroners and Justice Act 2009 respectively. These responsibilities are exercised through the Judicial College.

The College launched new mandatory digital training on domestic abuse for family judges and family magistrates in Autumn 2021. In April 2022, the College rolled out a new one-year programme of intensive face-to-face Domestic Abuse training for family and civil judges, including training which addresses the Domestic Abuse Act. From September 2022, the College rolled out a similar programme of Domestic Abuse training for family magistrates. The Judicial College publishes annually its prospectus and activity report.

Lord Bellamy
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
21st Dec 2022
To ask His Majesty's Government what training magistrates and judges sitting in Family Courts receive on domestic abuse.

To preserve the independence of the judiciary, the Lord Chief Justice (LCJ), the Senior President of Tribunals, and the Chief Coroner have statutory responsibility for judicial training, under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, and Coroners and Justice Act 2009 respectively. These responsibilities are exercised through the Judicial College.

Family judges and magistrates receive training on Domestic Abuse as part of induction training, which they must complete before they hear any cases, and in ongoing continuation training. Most recently, updated digital training was launched in Autumn 2021, and updated face-to-face training rolled out from April 2022. The content covers all areas recognised as abuse, ranging from serious sexual and other assaults and covering emotional abuse, coercive and controlling behaviour, including financial coercion and control, as well as the impact not just on survivors, but their children and wider family.

Lord Bellamy
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
21st Dec 2022
To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children who have been moved from one parental residence to another, as a result of emotional harm or parental alienation findings in Family Court Proceedings.

Incidences of children who have been moved from one parental residence to another, as a result of findings of emotional harm, parental alienation or alienating behaviours in family court proceedings are not recorded centrally. Such information can only be obtained from individual case files at disproportionate cost.

Lord Bellamy
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
22nd Feb 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the recourse available through the family courts where a child has been abducted from the UK to an EU Member State which is not a party to the 1980 Hague Convention, now that the Brussels II Regulation no longer applies.

Applications for the return of a child wrongfully removed or wrongfully retained away from the UK are made to the court in the country where the child has been taken or retained. All EU member states are party to the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention and the UK continues to operate the Convention with them through the Central Authorities which transmit applications. This position was not changed by the UK’s exit from the EU.