Lord Bruce of Bennachie

Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Bruce of Bennachie's votes

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  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Oil and Gas: UK Continental Shelf — Question 9 Feb 2016

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to assist the viability of oil and gas exploration and development on the United Kingdom continental shelf in the light of the reduced price of oil.
  • Oil and Gas: UK Continental Shelf — Question 9 Feb 2016

    My Lords, the oil and gas industry is probably facing its worst ever crisis since it was established more than 60 years ago. Will the Government now scrap the supplementary charge and will they clarify the liabilities on decommissioning which might help that to proceed? This industry has provided tens of billions of pounds worth of investment and hundreds of thousands of jobs for many...

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Profile

Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 November 2015

Previously MP for Gordon until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Gordon

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Trade and Industry
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Export Credits Guarantee Department
  • Christmas
  • Asbestos
  • Bechtel
  • Green Ministers

Other offices held in the past

  • Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats (29 Jan 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, International Development Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, International Development Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 14 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1 Jan 2001 to 1 Jan 2002)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (3 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (15 Nov 1995 to 31 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (28 Nov 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1999)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (26 Oct 1992 to 28 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (27 Apr 1992 to 9 Nov 1992)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1992 to 1 Jan 1994)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) (1 Jan 1990 to 1 Jan 1992)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1989)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1989)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 15 Feb 1990)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jan 1987 to 1 Jan 1987)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1987 to 1 Jan 1988)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jan 1985 to 1 Jan 1987)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 45 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 45 written questions since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.00% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 135 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 37 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Bruce of Bennachie’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 5 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
£250 received from Wroxton College, Wroxton OX15 6PX, for preparing and delivering a talk on 7 May 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 May 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: The European Azerbaijan Society
Address of donor: 15 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9BU
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £2,423, comprising £1,943 for flights and £480 for 4 nights at a hotel
Destination of visit: Baku, Azerbaijan
Date of visit: 26 May to 29 May 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet with political and parliamentary figures including the President of the Republic, ministers, the British Ambassador, local public service centres, representatives of international organisations and human rights groups.
(Registered 4 July 2014)

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