A selection of Lord Bruce of Bennachie's votes
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Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
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I entered the House on the same day as the right hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Mr Brown), and I was recalling just how much has changed in this place. When we arrived, there were no mobile phones, no e-mail and virtually no staff. My local party provided me with a rent-free office and a part-time secretary, so all those who accuse us of exploiting the expenses system should...
I congratulate my right hon. Friend on the work that he has done to ensure that the wealthiest pay a much higher contribution in taxes than they did under the last Government, who created more loopholes for the rich to avoid taxes than there are holes in a sieve. Surely it is perfectly legitimate for a coalition that has secured recovery and growth for five years to set out how that can be...
I commend the Secretary of State, her Department and her Ministers for their campaigning work on this issue on behalf of women and girls. May I ask her not to hold back in countries such as Sierra Leone, where secret societies perpetrate female genital mutilation? The girls do not even know what is happening to them and they do not discuss it. Will she work with campaigners in that country to...
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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
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Topics of interest
- Trade and Industry
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Export Credits Guarantee Department
- 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 (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1987 to 1 Jan 1988)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jan 1987 to 1 Jan 1987)
- 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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- Has spoken in 0 debates since joining Parliament — well below average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 9 written questions since joining Parliament — 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.
- 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 0 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
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.
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