Lord Young of Cookham

Former MP

Conservative

A selection of Lord Young of Cookham's votes

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  • Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) 25 May 2016

    My Lords, I follow the noble Lord, Lord Palmer, in paying tribute to the maiden speech of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Newcastle. It was a positive and moving speech which underlined the importance of committed parents and teachers if one is to improve the life chances of a child. We look forward to her future interventions in our debates. I welcome the broad thrust of the...
  • Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate 11 May 2016

    My Lords, I join others in commending my noble friend Lord Farmer on the introductory speech he made at the beginning of the debate and for drawing attention to the Prime Minister’s 11 January speech on life chances. The speech would have got more attention at the time had it not coincided with the sad death of David Bowie. Re-reading it last night, it struck me as a significant...
  • Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments 10 May 2016

    My Lords, having sat through most of the proceedings on this Bill I recognise that it is probably the most controversial one from last year’s Queen’s Speech, and I quite understand the very strong feelings that have been aroused. I want to give three brief reasons why I think at this stage we should allow the Bill to go forward. First, the Government have already made 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 (Lords) (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)

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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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