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Baroness Watkins of Tavistock

Crossbench - Life peer

Became Member: 2nd November 2015

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
1st Jul 2019 - 31st Jan 2023
SLSC Sub-Committee B
4th Sep 2018 - 30th Apr 2019
Draft Health Service Safety Investigation Bill (Joint Committee)
15th May 2018 - 27th Jul 2018
Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill (Joint Committee)
15th May 2018 - 27th Jul 2018
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
27th Jun 2017 - 15th May 2018
Licensing Act 2003 Committee
25th May 2016 - 4th Apr 2017

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Watkins of Tavistock has voted in 300 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)
(46 debate interactions)
Lord Markham (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
(29 debate interactions)
Lord Kamall (Conservative)
(25 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(126 debate contributions)
Home Office
(26 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Health and Care Act 2022
(5,576 words contributed)
Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21
(2,682 words contributed)
Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021
(1,826 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

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

Baroness Watkins of Tavistock has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Baroness Watkins of Tavistock has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Latest 2 Written Questions

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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
14th Feb 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have plans to regulate the marketing and advertising of tobacco-free nicotine pouches.

Whilst the use of nicotine pouches is currently low among adults, it is increasingly popular with younger male audiences. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug, and we have a duty to protect children and young people from potential harms.

In October 2023, the Government and the devolved administrations launched the smokefree generation and youth vaping consultation which considered whether consumer nicotine products, such as nicotine pouches, should come under a similar regulatory framework as nicotine vapes.

We have now published our response, which outlines measures to regulate the promotion and marketing of nicotine pouches, by restricting the flavours, packaging, and where nicotine pouches can be displayed in store. We have also committed to bring forward regulations to introduce an age of sale for these products of 18 years old or above. We will introduce the legislation as soon as possible.

Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
3rd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people with terminal illness (1) who have committed, and (2) who have attempted, suicide in each of the past three years.

No such estimate has been made.