Lord Blencathra

Former MP

Conservative

A selection of Lord Blencathra's votes

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  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Almost always voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note 21 Jul 2015

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Scriven. I can tell him that I have lived in Cumbria for 30 years, and I welcome the Budget. I suspect that most of my former constituents would have welcomed it as well. I also congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, not only on her work as a coalition Minister but because today is her birthday. Even if I could remember her age...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: West Midlands Police 17 Jul 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the admission by West Midlands Police that in 2010 they withheld a report on child rape, abuse and exploitation, what steps they plan to take to ensure that every police officer and official involved is investigated and criminal charges brought where appropriate.
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Wildlife 15 Jul 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to set up a commission or expert committee to consider all aspects of the re-wilding of parts of the United Kingdom with former indigenous species.

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Profile

Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 March 2011

Previously MP for Penrith and The Border until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 28 July 1983 — unknown

Also represented Penrith and The Border

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Treasury
  • Foot and Mouth
  • Ministerial Duties
  • Departmental Events
  • Absence
  • Farming

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (4 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Members Estimates Committee (20 Mar 2007 to 4 Jun 2008)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (3 Aug 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (26 Jul 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (14 Jun 2006 to 26 Jul 2006)
  • Opposition Chief Whip, Whips (17 Mar 2005 to 6 Dec 2005)
  • Chief Whip, Parliament (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 119 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 721 written questions in the last year — well above 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 78.99% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 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.
  • 46 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Blencathra’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 39 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

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