Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market

Former MP


A selection of Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market's votes

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  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Report 27 Feb 2015

    My Lords, I am very much aware of ex-Treasury Ministers speaking, but nevertheless I want strongly to reinforce the points made by the noble Lord, Lord Butler. Before I go on to my arguments, I state for the record that I wholly support the commitment and proud record of the UK on humanitarian and development aid. We are one of the world leaders. I do not agree with the noble Lord, Lord...
  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Committee (Continued) 6 Feb 2015

    My Lords, I share my noble friend’s concerns about this. We have been given very inadequate answers on this today, particularly from the Minister, and we will simply have to return to this on Report. It is a very important issue, because the size of the budget now, as my noble friend Lord Forsyth pointed out—about one-third of the defence budget—is huge. The taxpayer needs...
  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Committee (Continued) 6 Feb 2015

    My Lords, it may seem a little odd, having been somewhat critical of how independent the Independent Commission for Aid Impact might be, to suggest that the Secretary of State should rely on that commission to set up an independent inquiry into independence, efficiency, and effectiveness. I do not wish to press this amendment; I am just seeking answers from the Minister. In our Economic...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 July 2001

Previously MP for South Norfolk until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for South Norfolk, 1974-2001. Chief Secretary to the Treasury, 1985-87; Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1987-89; Secretary of State for Education and Science, 1989-90; Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, 1990-92; Secretary of State for Transport, 1992-94. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Also represented South Norfolk

Currently held offices

  • Member, Constitution Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Jan 2014 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Chair, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Dec 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
  • Chair, Audit Committee (Lords) (2 Nov 2010 to 15 Jul 2013)
  • Chair, Economic Affairs Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Audit Committee (Lords) (13 Nov 2007 to 2 Nov 2010)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (13 Nov 2007 to 22 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Regulators (23 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (28 Jun 2001 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (18 Dec 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Chair, Privileges Committee (8 Nov 1990 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (8 Nov 1990 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House Lords (Privy Council Office) (2 Nov 1990 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • Secretary of State for Education and Science (24 Jul 1989 to 1 Nov 1990)
  • Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (13 Jun 1987 to 23 Jul 1989)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (2 Sep 1985 to 12 Jun 1987)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (13 Jun 1983 to 2 Sep 1985)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Industry) (5 Jan 1981 to 14 Jun 1983)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (7 May 1979 to 5 Jan 1981)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 53.62% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 122 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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