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Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Almost always voted against more EU integration Show votes
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
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My Lords, why do we not hear more about the success of privatisation of the railways? We were talking 10 years ago about the closure of lines and now we do not know how fast to expand them—certainly on the Cotswold line.
One of the wisest observations on this matter of trade was made by my noble friend Lord, Lord Lawson. He said that it was all irrelevant anyway because 75% is covered by the World Trade Organization rules.
Have the Government given up the idea that somehow high-speed trains to the Midlands are a substitute for expanding Heathrow? If so, they are very wise.
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Entered the House of Lords on 12 July 2010
Previously MP for West Worcestershire until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election
Also represented West Worcestershire; Worcestershire South
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Members: Correspondence
- Parliamentary Questions
- Bovine TB
- Health Services (Worcestershire)
Other offices held in the past
- Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee (7 Jun 2001 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Treasury Sub-committee (14 May 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Treasury Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
- Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Housing and Planning) (3 Jan 1990 to 28 Nov 1990)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy) (13 Jun 1987 to 3 Jan 1990)
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (Aviation) (1 Jan 1985 to 1 Jan 1987)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (11 Sep 1984 to 13 Jun 1987)
- Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 1983 to 1 Jul 1984)
- Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 1981 to 1 Jul 1983)
- Member, House of Commons (Services): Computer Sub-Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
- Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
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- Has spoken in 410 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Spicer’s speeches
- 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 77.59% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — 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") 32 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
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