Lord Young of Cookham

Former MP


A selection of Lord Young of Cookham's votes

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  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading 17 Nov 2015

    My Lords, I have listened for the past six hours to this excellent debate with its high-quality maiden speeches with a growing sense of relief that I am no longer the Government’s Chief Whip, as some serious issues have been raised that will need addressing in Committee. As someone who was a Housing Minister, on and off, for 10 years and who chaired a housing association for seven...
  • Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) 9 Nov 2015

    My Lords, I will make a brief intervention in this debate as a former Treasury Minister and ex officio member of the PAC. As we have heard, Clause 11 sets up a new interface between two public institutions, both of which are independent: on the one hand the Bank of England, independent since 1997, and on the other the Comptroller and Auditor-General, who has been independent for a lot longer....
  • Private Ownership — Motion to Take Note 22 Oct 2015

    (Maiden Speech) My Lords, it is a particular pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Wrigglesworth, because, as he said, we both worked for the same nationalised industry over 40 years ago before we embarked on our respective political careers. I am delighted that our paths have converged once again in your Lordships’ House. I am grateful to him and to my noble friend for their very...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 October 2015

Previously MP for North West Hampshire until 30 March 2015 — General election

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

Also represented North West Hampshire; Ealing Acton


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Education and Skills
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Departmental Staffing
  • Correspondence
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Prisons: Overcrowding

Currently held offices

  • Member, Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) (since 3 Nov 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (19 Oct 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (12 Jul 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • The Leader of the House of Commons (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (28 Oct 2009 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (8 Sep 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009 to 21 Oct 2009)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (5 Nov 2001 to 14 Oct 2009)
  • Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 14 Oct 2009)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (3 Jul 2001 to 26 Oct 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (15 Jun 1999 to 26 Sep 2000)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (5 Jun 1998 to 25 Oct 2000)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (2 Jun 1998 to 26 Sep 2000)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
  • Secretary of State for Transport (5 Jul 1995 to 4 May 1997)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (18 Oct 1994 to 17 Oct 1995)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (20 Jul 1994 to 5 Jul 1995)
  • Minister (Department of Environment) (Housing) (28 Nov 1990 to 19 Jul 1994)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): New Building Sub-Committee (30 Oct 1990 to 18 Dec 1990)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): Accomodation & Administration Sub-Committee (30 Oct 1990 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (19 Oct 1990 to 18 Dec 1990)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (23 Jul 1990 to 28 Nov 1990)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment) (15 Sep 1981 to 10 Sep 1986)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Security) (7 May 1979 to 15 Sep 1981)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 33 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 11 written questions since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • People have made 374 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 3 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I was given honorary membership of the Carlton Club for the tenure of my position as Government Chief Whip; until July 2014. (Registered 31 December 2012; updated 19 September 2014)
Name of donor: Mr Neal O’Kelly
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,000 in sponsoring my golden wedding party on 19 July 2014, for which tickets were sold by the North West Hampshire Conservative Association.
Date of receipt of donation: 13 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 19 July 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 4 August 2014)

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