Baroness Wilcox

Conservative - Former Member for None

Baroness Wilcox is not a member of any APPGs
2 Former APPG memberships
Fisheries, Western Gateway
EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
12th Jun 2015 - 2nd Jul 2019
European Union Committee
8th Jun 2015 - 12th Jun 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Intellectual Property)
17th May 2010 - 6th Sep 2012
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
25th Mar 1998 - 8th Apr 2010
Liaison Committee (Lords)
13th Dec 2000 - 20th Nov 2003
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
6th Dec 1999 - 7th Nov 2002


Division Voting information

Baroness Wilcox has voted in 899 divisions, and 10 times against the majority of their Party.

6 Sep 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Wilcox voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 25 Conservative No votes vs 36 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 47 Noes - 268
17 Jul 2019 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Wilcox voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 21 Conservative No votes vs 42 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 182 Noes - 37
8 Apr 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Wilcox voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 33 Conservative No votes vs 61 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 280 Noes - 46
15 Mar 2019 - House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Baroness Wilcox voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 17 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 21 Noes - 85
16 Jan 2015 - Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Baroness Wilcox voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 37 Conservative No votes vs 41 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 107 Noes - 180
16 Jan 2015 - Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Baroness Wilcox voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 19 Conservative No votes vs 24 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 61 Noes - 119
28 Feb 2013 - House of Lords: Membership - View Vote Context
Baroness Wilcox voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 31 Conservative No votes vs 35 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 217 Noes - 45
26 Mar 2012 - Procedure of the House - View Vote Context
Baroness Wilcox voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 48 Conservative No votes vs 71 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 319 Noes - 96
6 Sep 2011 - Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 - View Vote Context
Baroness Wilcox voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 30 Conservative No votes vs 71 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 126 Noes - 258
14 Mar 2007 - House of Lords: Reform - View Vote Context
Baroness Wilcox voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 22 Conservative Aye votes vs 124 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 114 Noes - 336
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All Debates

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Commons initiatives

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Baroness Wilcox has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Baroness Wilcox has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Baroness Wilcox

Introduced: 13th October 2010

This Bill received Royal Assent on Monday 13th June 2011 and was enacted into law.

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


6 Written Questions

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Explanation of written questions
25th Feb 2019
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to replace the UK European Consumer Centre’s role in sharing intelligence within the European enforcement network after March 2020, to ensure that cross-border criminal breaches and so-called "problem" traders are identified and dealt with appropriately.

Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, the Government must prepare for every eventuality. In the event of a no deal exit, the Government has committed to fund the UK’s European Consumer Centre for at least one year. We will use this time to assess the landscape post EU exit and determine the most effective way to support consumers shopping across borders.

In the event of a no deal exit, UK and EU enforcers will no longer be obliged to cooperate with each other under the terms of the CPC Regulation and Injunctions Directive. However, under the Enterprise Act 2002, UK public bodies will continue to have a power to share information they hold in their capacity as enforcers under Part 8 of the Enterprise Act with their foreign counterparts.

25th Feb 2019
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they to ensure that cross-border consumer protection data to inform national and international enforcement continues once funding for the UK European Consumer Centre ends in March 2020.

Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, the Government must prepare for every eventuality. In the event of a no deal exit, the Government has committed to fund the UK’s European Consumer Centre for at least one year. We will use this time to assess the landscape post EU exit and determine the most effective way to provide consumers with advice about cross-border purchases.

In the event of a no deal exit, UK and EU enforcers will no longer be obliged to cooperate with each other under the terms of the CPC Regulation and Injunctions Directive. However, under the Enterprise Act 2002, UK public bodies will continue to have a power to share information they hold in their capacity as enforcers under Part 8 of the Enterprise Act with their foreign counterparts.

25th Feb 2019
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure the long-term protection of UK consumers after their financial support for the UK European Consumer Centre ends in March 2020.

In the event of a no deal exit, the Government has committed to fund the UK’s European Consumer Centre for at least one year. We will use this time to assess the landscape post EU exit and determine the most effective way to provide consumers with advice about cross-border purchases.

However, delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. The UK remains committed to providing the highest standards of protection to UK consumers. For example, we will publish a comprehensive Consumer White Paper this year to ensure markets provide consumers with competitive prices and quality products and services.

23rd Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in eliminating Japanese knotweed.

The Government recognises the threats posed by invasive non-native species including Japanese knotweed and has a comprehensive Great Britain Non-native Species Strategy designed to tackle these threats, the first of its kind in Europe.

Local Action Groups, with support from the Government, are actively involved in reducing and eradicating Japanese knotweed. Increasing public awareness of the species and what can be done about it is an important part of tackling the problems caused by Japanese knotweed. To that aim, we launched the first Invasive Species Week in 2015, to bring together a wide range of organisations to raise awareness of invasive non-native species, to highlight work going on to tackle them and to inspire people to get involved and help prevent their spread. Invasive Species Week has gone from strength to strength, with eight administrations taking part in 2019 and 93 events held.

Defra continues to fund a biocontrol programme through the release of a psyllid insect to tackle Japanese knotweed. The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) is working to establish the highly specific psyllid Aphalara itadori in the UK and a population of climatically suitable psyllids from Japan is being studied in CABI’s quarantine in Surrey. It is hoped this will be the key to unlocking the potential of this agent to reduce the effort and cost of managing Japanese knotweed and its invasive capacity. Research is also underway to evaluate a leaf-spot fungus for use as a mycoherbicide.

The Government has developed guidance on how to prevent the spread of Japanese knotweed, which can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/prevent-japanese-knotweed-from-spreading

Lord Gardiner of Kimble
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
11th Apr 2016
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much someone earning (1) £15,000, and (2) £150,000, a year would have paid in direct taxation, including income tax and national insurance, in (a) 2009–10 and (b) 2015–16.

Someone earning £15,000 would have had a total tax liability from Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions of £2,726 in 2009-10 and £1,713 in 2015-16.

Someone earning £150,000 would have had a total tax liability from Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions of £55,189 in 2009-10 and £59,914 in 2015-16.

This is summarised in the following tables, which break down the liability by Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs):

1) £15,000

2009-10

2015-16

difference

Income Tax

£1,705

£880

-£825

Employee NICs

£1,021

£833

-£189

Total tax

£2,726

£1,713

-£1,014

Net income

£12,274

£13,287

£1,014

2) £150,000

2009-10

2015-16

difference

Income Tax

£49,930

£53,643

£3,713

Employee NICs

£5,259

£6,271

£1,012

Total tax

£55,189

£59,914

£4,725

Net income

£94,811

£90,086

-£4,725

This assumes that the individual was born after 5 April 1948 (and therefore not receiving the Age-related Personal Allowance), is paying employee NICs (not contracted out), and has a gross income from pay only. The Income tax calculations assume no other allowances or deductions. The NICs is calculated on an annual basis which assumes a smooth distribution of the income across the year.

11th Apr 2016
Pay
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the change in real earnings, calculated as nominal earnings growth minus inflation, over the last two years; and what was the change in 2008–10.

In the two years to Q4 2010, real total pay fell by 2.8%. In the last two years, real wages have now grown by 3.6%. Wage growth has outstripped inflation for 16 consecutive months, the longest period of real wage growth since 2008. The OBR forecast real wage growth to continue over the entire forecast period.