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Lord Howard of Lympne
- Also represented Folkestone and Hythe
- Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2010
- Previously MP for Folkestone and Hythe until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Howard of Lympne voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons — Motion to Take Note (29 Aug 2013)
“My Lords, the use of chemical weapons has been illegal for almost a century. Their use was banned by the Geneva protocol, which was agreed by the international community in 1925. That ban was agreed because, as we have seen in the past week, the use of these weapons has particularly dreadful and horrible consequences. It is a ban that should be respected, observed and enforced. That is why...”
- National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 — Motion to Annul (24 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, I declare my interest as chair of Help the Hospices, and in a moment or two I shall put the remarks of the noble Lord, Lord Owen, in context. However, I shall begin by correcting a report that appeared in the Financial Times last week, which said that Help the Hospices and other charities regard these regulations as a fresh attempt to privatise the National Health Service. I cannot...”
- Death of a Member: Baroness Thatcher — Tributes (10 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, in order to understand the true greatness of Margaret Thatcher it is necessary to remember the state of our country and our continent in 1979 when she became Prime Minister. Our country was in decline-a decline that many thought was permanent and some thought was terminal. I remember listening-I think it was in 1978-to one of the great gurus of the time. He saw no answer to our...”
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- Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 35.06% of votes in this House with this affiliation — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- 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") 17 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£17,883 (361st)||£18,200 (431st)||£19,283 (413th)||£21,634||£18,935 (362nd)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£18,009 (joint 2nd with 55 others)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£634 (119th)||£0||£0|
|Office running costs||£11,728 (546th)||£10,883 (571st)||£14,261 (569th)||£11,551||£19,318 (joint 110th with 2 others)||£18,387 (420th)||£10,925 (614th)||£8,600 (556th)|
|Staffing costs||£80,433 (565th)||£78,064 (556th)||£81,187 (418th)||£77,716||£74,207 (177th)||£71,054 (162nd)||£41,951 (647th)||£33,038 (608th)|
|Communications Allowance||£1,348 (564th)||£1,348 (569th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£2,824 (553rd)1||£2,686 (559th)2||£2,002 (589th)||£1,620||£2,363 (608th)||£3,867 (564th)||£4,925 (533rd)||£2,756 (576th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£104||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£128 (295th)||£99 (joint 328th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,813 (403rd)||£564 (joint 454th with 1 other)||£766 (joint 383rd with 1 other)||£1,714||£5,496 (20th)||£2,569 (34th)||£611 (joint 517th with 1 other)||£1,275 (233rd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,874 (396th)||£1,760 (joint 450th with 1 other)||£4,110||£9,793 (49th)||£8,018 (39th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,272 (joint 223rd with 1 other)||£945 (joint 490th with 1 other)||£945||£1,796 (joint 459th with 1 other)||£1,796 (joint 451st with 1 other)||£1,796 (431st)||£0|
|Total||£117,156 (606th)||£114,990 (615th)||£120,204 (553rd)||£119,394||£133,526 (130th)||£126,658 (175th)||£79,930 (646th)||£63,678 (632nd)|