Peter Lilley

MP, Hitchin and Harpenden

Hitchin and Harpenden Conservative

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How Peter Lilley voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
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Peter Lilley occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented St Albans


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • International Development
  • Treasury
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Health
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Aid Statistics
  • Carbon Emissions
  • Work Permits
  • Wind Power

Currently held offices

  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (since 5 Nov 2012)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • Deputy Leader, Conservative Party (2 Jun 1998 to 15 Jun 1999)
  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
  • Secretary of State for Social Security (10 Apr 1992 to 1 May 1997)
  • Secretary of State for Trade (14 Jul 1990 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (27 Jul 1989 to 15 Oct 1990)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (24 Jul 1989 to 13 Jul 1990)
  • The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (13 Jun 1987 to 23 Jul 1989)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service (9 Dec 1983 to 27 Jan 1984)

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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 73.75% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1394 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.

1. Remunerated directorships
IDOX plc (formerly i-documentsystems group plc) (non-executive); information advisory services, document management software and systems. Address: Chancery Exchange, 10 Furnival St, London EC4A 1AB:
25 February 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8hrs. (Registered 24 March 2014)
25 March 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8hrs. (Registered 24 March 2014)
25 April 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 3 June 2014)
25 May 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 3 June 2014)
25 June 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 July 2014)
25 July 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 24 July 2014)
25 August 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 10 September 2014)
25 September 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 October 2014)
25 October 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 21 November 2014)
25 November 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 3 December 2014)
27 December 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 7 January 2015)
Until November 2014, Tethys Petroleum Limited (non-executive). Address: University House, 11-13 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1W 0EX; registered at 89 Nexus Way, Camana Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Gas and oil exploration and producing company operating exclusively in Central Asia. (Updated 6 January 2014, updated 15 July 2014 and 21 November 2014)
1 April 2014, quarterly payment of £11,750 for attending meetings and advising on business development. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 3 April 2014)
1 July 2014, quarterly payment of £11,750 for attending meetings and advising on business development. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2014)
1 October 2014, quarterly payment of £11,750 for attending meetings and advising on business development. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 2 October 2014)
10 December 2014, final payment of £6,000. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 8 January 2015)
Member of the Advisory Board of YiMei Capital, which is engaged in asset management in China for local and international investors. Address: 719, West Office, Shanghai Centre, 1376 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai, P.R.C. Commitment to attend 2 or 3 meetings each year, at least one in China, and to respond to requests for advice.
Remuneration: £30,000 pa. (Registered 12 December 2013)
From November 2014, member of the Advisory Council of the Eurasian Council on Foreign Affairs, which is a forum for discussion of Central Asia’s relationship with the European Union. Remuneration: £15,000 pa. (£10,001-£15,000) (Registered 3 December 2014)
9. Shareholdings
(b) Tethys Petroleum Ltd (share options which lapsed in November 2014)
(b) (Updated 7 January 2015)
11. Miscellaneous
I am British Co-Chairman of the Uzbek British Trade and Industry Council (UBTIC) from 17 July 2012 until November 2014. (Registered 11 October 2012; updated 21 November 2014)
I am an unpaid director of Facor Energy Limited (Guernsey), a shell company which is not yet trading, established by Ferro Alloys Corporation Limited. Address: Suite 401, Plot 5, Jasola, New Delhi, 110025, India. (Registered 9 September 2013)

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