Viscount Hailsham

Former MP


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  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Drug Classification 30 Mar 2010

    I entirely agree with the Minister that due process is important, for all the obvious reasons, but it has taken quite a long time to ban mephedrone. Will he look again at the legislation to see whether the statutory procedures mean that the process takes too long and whether we should review the process with a view to introducing interim orders?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: European Council 29 Mar 2010

    In the context of future changes to the governance of the European Union, of which the Prime Minister has just spoken, will he tell us whether he told his colleagues at the Euro Council that any proposal to transfer significant power from the United Kingdom to the European Union would have to be the subject of a referendum in the United Kingdom? If he did not tell his Euro colleagues that in...
  • Amendment of the Law 25 Mar 2010

    It is not a case of not being able to give the figures; it is a case of not being willing to give them.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 9 November 2015

Previously MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Sleaford and North Hykeham; Grantham


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • House of Commons Commission
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Local Government Finance
  • Railtrack
  • Caythorpe Court
  • Pilgrim Hospital
  • Boston (Neurology Waiting Times)
  • Special Immigration Appeals Commission

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (21 Apr 2009 to 11 May 2010)

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 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • People have made 48 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Barrister in current practice.
Fee of £5,419.08 inclusive of VAT, from Legal Aid in capacity as a barrister. Hours worked: 38½. (Registered 14 July 2009)
Fee of £7,771.13 inclusive of VAT, from Legal Aid in capacity as a barrister, in respect of work done mainly in 2008 and March 2009. Hours worked: 105½ (Registered 24 September 2009)
Fee of £8,555.33 inclusive of VAT, from Legal Aid in capacity as a barrister, in respect of 55 hours work on a case. (Registered 13 October 2009)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Ken Costa
Address of donor : private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at the Carlton Club Political Dinner, London, value £1700
Date of receipt of donation: 22 September 2009
Date of acceptance of donation: 22 September 2009
Donor status: individual
(Registered 22 October 2009)
8. Land and Property
I am the owner of three properties in London which I have let to tenants.
50 acres of agricultural land in Lincolnshire.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b) Foreign and Colonial.
(b) Henderson TR Pacific Investment Trust.
(b) Foreign and Colonial Eurotrust Investment Trust.
(b) Fidelity Special Values Investment Trust.
(b) Henderson Far East Income
(b) Hansa A Investment Trust

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