Lord Hutton of Furness

Former MP


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  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Draft Investigatory Powers Bill — Statement 4 Nov 2015

    My Lords, I think it is necessary that we take the new powers and I broadly welcome the additional safeguards that the Minister has outlined, but can I ask him specifically about the process of authorising interception warrants? Just like the noble Lord, Lord King, I have had responsibility for signing these warrants in the past, and I would like to know why the Minister and his colleagues in...
  • Pensions: Reforms — Motion to Take Note 18 Jun 2015

    My Lords, it is an enormous pleasure for me to follow the noble Lord, Lord Flight, of Arundel. He brings tremendous expertise and knowledge to our proceedings on pensions and in a sense, although I hate to say this, has made my speech pretty well redundant because I want to echo everything that he said. He made some very important points but that will obviously not stop me, as a former...
  • Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) 3 Jun 2015

    I want to confine my remarks to the question of pensions and retirement savings, but first I want to extend a very warm welcome to the new pensions Minister, the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann. Many of us have known her for many years. She is a lady with a formidable reputation for independent thought and advocacy of the rights of older people, and I very much hope that she continues in that...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 1 July 2010

Previously MP for Barrow and Furness until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Barrow and Furness


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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Trident

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Service and Demographic Change Committee (8 Nov 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
  • Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • The Secretary of State for Defence (3 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (28 Jun 2007 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (3 Nov 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2 Nov 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Cabinet Office (11 May 2005 to 3 Nov 2005)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Cabinet Office) (6 May 2005 to 2 Nov 2005)
  • Minister of State, Department of Health (11 Oct 1999 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health) (11 Oct 1999 to 6 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (29 Oct 1998 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health (27 Oct 1998 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Dec 1994 to 21 Mar 1997)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 10 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 14.26% of votes in this House with this affiliation — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 420 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") 15 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Employed by Eversheds LLP, solicitors, 1 Wood Street, London EC1, to host and speak at a series of private dinners.
Payment of £5,500 for three days work in October 2009. (Registered 24 November 2009)
Payment of £5,500 for three days work in November 2009. (Registered 24 November 2009)
Payment of £5,500 for three days work in December 2009. (Registered 26 January 2010)
Payment of £5,500 for three days work in February 2010. (Registered 23 March 2010)

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