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Baroness Primarolo

Labour - Life peer

Became Member: 26th October 2015


Baroness Primarolo is not a member of any APPGs
Justice and Home Affairs Committee
14th Apr 2021 - 31st Jan 2023
EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee
23rd Apr 2020 - 31st Mar 2021
European Union Committee
1st Jul 2019 - 31st Mar 2021
EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
2nd Jul 2019 - 23rd Apr 2020
Finance Bill Sub-Committee
4th Nov 2019 - 2nd Dec 2019
Bribery Act 2010 Committee
17th May 2018 - 4th Mar 2019
Financial Exclusion Committee
25th May 2016 - 25th Mar 2017
Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)
8th Jun 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Panel of Chairs
8th Jun 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Shadow Minister (Children, Young People and Families)
13th May 2010 - 8th Jun 2010
Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families)
9th Jun 2009 - 6th May 2010
Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)
29th Jun 2007 - 8th Jun 2009
Paymaster General (HM Treasury)
4th Jan 1999 - 28th Jun 2007
Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee)
2nd Dec 2002 - 20th Dec 2004
Public Accounts Committee
30th Oct 1997 - 12th Jan 1999
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
6th May 1997 - 3rd Jan 1999
Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)
1st Jun 1994 - 1st Jun 1997
Shadow Spokesperson (Health)
1st Jun 1992 - 1st Jun 1994


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Primarolo has voted in 320 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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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.

Department Debates
Home Office
(12 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(4 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(3 debate contributions)
Department for Work and Pensions
(2 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

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


Baroness Primarolo has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

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


Latest 7 Written Questions

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13th Dec 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the impact of the benefit cap on levels of child poverty.

It is not possible to produce a robust estimate of the impact of the benefit cap policy on levels of child poverty.

The benefit cap provides a strong work incentive, which reflects our long-term focus of continuing to support parents into, and to progress in, work. Our multi-billion-pound Plan for Jobs, which has recently been expanded by £500 million, will help people across the UK to find work and to boost their wages and prospects.

Official child poverty statistics, covering the period 2020/21 will be published in March 2022, as part of the Department’s (a) ‘Children In Low Income Families’ and (b) ‘Households Below Average Income’ publications, subject to the usual checks on data quality.

13th Dec 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for the ratification of International Labour Organisation Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No.190).

As of 15 December 2021, the Violence and Harassment Convention Command Paper has cleared without objection which indicates that the Government can proceed to ratification.

The Instrument of Ratification will be drawn up for signature by the Foreign Secretary and deposited at the International Labour Organization as soon as is practicable in the new year. The Convention would enter into force for the UK one year after the date of the UK’s ratification.

13th Dec 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what objections they have received, if any, to their Command Paper declaring their intention to ratify the International Labour Organisation Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No.190).

As of 15 December 2021, the Violence and Harassment Convention Command Paper has cleared without objection which indicates that the Government can proceed to ratification.

The Instrument of Ratification will be drawn up for signature by the Foreign Secretary and deposited at the International Labour Organization as soon as is practicable in the new year. The Convention would enter into force for the UK one year after the date of the UK’s ratification.

29th Jun 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government which (1) public bodies, (2) initiatives, and (3) programmes, on the governance of artificial intelligence have provided advice to Chief Constables on the use of artificial intelligence in policing.

Where artificial intelligence tools are used, or plan to be used, in policing they must comply with existing legal standards and principles. The Government is supporting the College of Policing and Police Chief Scientific Advisor to create guidance which will advise police forces on how to approach the adoption of new data driven technologies including AI. This will include sections on transparency and accountability. Where AI is used, the Government is enabling collaboration between police forces and independent experts to build trust in its performance. On 5 April 2023 the NPL published independent research, funded by the Government, looking at the performance of facial recognition algorithms in police operational settings.

The Government’s consultation on its AI regulation white paper closed on 21 June. The white paper proposed five cross-cutting principles - which included transparency and accountability - and, following an initial non-statutory period, proposed introducing a statutory duty requiring regulators to have due regard to the principles. The Government will update on the proposals in its response to the white paper consultation.

Lord Sharpe of Epsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
29th Jun 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what advice they will give to Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners on the use of artificial intelligence by police Chief Scientific Advisers.

Where artificial intelligence tools are used, or plan to be used, in policing they must comply with existing legal standards and principles. The Government is supporting the College of Policing and Police Chief Scientific Advisor to create guidance which will advise police forces on how to approach the adoption of new data driven technologies including AI. This will include sections on transparency and accountability. Where AI is used, the Government is enabling collaboration between police forces and independent experts to build trust in its performance. On 5 April 2023 the NPL published independent research, funded by the Government, looking at the performance of facial recognition algorithms in police operational settings.

The Government’s consultation on its AI regulation white paper closed on 21 June. The white paper proposed five cross-cutting principles - which included transparency and accountability - and, following an initial non-statutory period, proposed introducing a statutory duty requiring regulators to have due regard to the principles. The Government will update on the proposals in its response to the white paper consultation.

Lord Sharpe of Epsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
29th Jun 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure proper scrutiny of the technical and ethical issues arising from the use of artificial intelligence by the police.

Where artificial intelligence tools are used, or plan to be used, in policing they must comply with existing legal standards and principles. The Government is supporting the College of Policing and Police Chief Scientific Advisor to create guidance which will advise police forces on how to approach the adoption of new data driven technologies including AI. This will include sections on transparency and accountability. Where AI is used, the Government is enabling collaboration between police forces and independent experts to build trust in its performance. On 5 April 2023 the NPL published independent research, funded by the Government, looking at the performance of facial recognition algorithms in police operational settings.

The Government’s consultation on its AI regulation white paper closed on 21 June. The white paper proposed five cross-cutting principles - which included transparency and accountability - and, following an initial non-statutory period, proposed introducing a statutory duty requiring regulators to have due regard to the principles. The Government will update on the proposals in its response to the white paper consultation.

Lord Sharpe of Epsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
29th Jun 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure transparency and accountability in the use of artificial intelligence by the police; and what rules, if any, they plan to introduce to achieve this.

Where artificial intelligence tools are used, or plan to be used, in policing they must comply with existing legal standards and principles. The Government is supporting the College of Policing and Police Chief Scientific Advisor to create guidance which will advise police forces on how to approach the adoption of new data driven technologies including AI. This will include sections on transparency and accountability. Where AI is used, the Government is enabling collaboration between police forces and independent experts to build trust in its performance. On 5 April 2023 the NPL published independent research, funded by the Government, looking at the performance of facial recognition algorithms in police operational settings.

The Government’s consultation on its AI regulation white paper closed on 21 June. The white paper proposed five cross-cutting principles - which included transparency and accountability - and, following an initial non-statutory period, proposed introducing a statutory duty requiring regulators to have due regard to the principles. The Government will update on the proposals in its response to the white paper consultation.

Lord Sharpe of Epsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)