Peter Lilley

Deputy Leader, Conservative Party

Hitchin and Harpenden Conservative

Peter Lilley’s voting in Parliament

Peter Lilley is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Peter Lilley sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Peter Lilley generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Peter Lilley hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Energy and Climate Change: Onshore Wind 11 Feb 2016

    Does my hon. Friend recognise, when she comes to introduce a subsidy-free contract for difference, that it will be subsidy free only if the price reflects the value of the electricity, and the value of the electricity depends on the time that it is produced, where it is produced and how reliably it is produced? Therefore, variable renewable electricity is worth much less than regular supplies...
  • UK-EU Renegotiation 3 Feb 2016

    As a former Secretary of State for Social Security, may I ask my right hon. Friend to clarify the status of the agreement on migrants’ benefits? The EU has no competence over benefits rules in member states, unless they conflict with the freedom of movement clause in the treaty. If the proposed changes do not conflict with the treaty, we could have introduced them immediately without...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Skills Funding Agency: Contracts 28 Jan 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what contingency plans the Skills Funding Agency has in place to launch tenders for training contracts in 2017 open to all training providers and including current sub-contractors in the event of the introduction of the European Union rule that contracts must be fairly awarded in open tendering processes; and what discussions...

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Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden

Entered the 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
  • Health
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Aid Statistics
  • Carbon Emissions
  • Work Permits
  • Wind Power

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (5 Nov 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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 Committee (9 Dec 1983 to 27 Jan 1984)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below 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 81.77% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 130 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Peter Lilley’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1414 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Non-executive Director of IDOX plc (formerly i-documentsystems group plc); information advisory services, document management software and systems. Address: Idox plc, 2nd Floor, Building 1310, Arlington Business Park, Theale, Reading, Berkshire RG7 4SA. Paid £2,083 per month, until further notice. Hours: 8 hrs per month (updated 22 July 2015):
25 November 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 03 December 2014)
27 December 2014, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 07 January 2015)
25 January 2015, monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 25 February 2015)
25 February 2015 monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 25 February 2015)
25 March 2015 monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 26 March 2015)
25 April 2015 monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 12 May 2015)
25 May 2015 monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 28 May 2015)
25 June 2015 monthly payment of £2,083. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 21 July 2015)
Until November 2014 (Updated 21 November 2014), non-executive director of Tethys Petroleum Limited. Address: University House, 11-13 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1W 0EX; registered at 89 Nexus Way, Camana Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (Updated 6 January 2014). Gas and oil exploration and producing company operating exclusively in Central Asia (Updated 15 July 2014).
10 December 2014, final payment of £6,000. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 08 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. Until further notice I receive remuneration of £30,000 pa, paid twice a year, for an expected commitment of 30 hrs each half year. (Registered 12 December 2013; updated 8 December 2015)
14 April 2014, received £15,000. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 08 December 2015)
11 July 2014, received £15,000. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 08 December 2015)
26 May 2015, received £15,000. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 08 December 2015)
24 November 2014, received £15,000. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 08 December 2015)
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. (Registered 03 December 2014)
30 August 2015, annual payment of £15,000. Hours: 24 hrs. (Registered 21 September 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
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 09 September 2013)
Non-pecuniary interest as a member of the Board of Trustee of the Global Warming Policy Foundation to which I was appointed on 9 July 2015. (Registered 21 July 2015)

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