Lord Barker of Battle

Former MP


A selection of Lord Barker of Battle's votes

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  • Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Enterprise Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) 30 Nov 2015

    On that point of whether the Government should retain a stake, it is important, for example, in management buyouts, where the management may only have a small stake but nevertheless is shown to have a financial interest in the ongoing success of the institution. A lot of people—particularly foreign investors coming into the UK—would see that point; a small, although not...
  • Enterprise Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) 30 Nov 2015

    My Lords, I support this amendment but I do so reluctantly and having thought about it a great deal. Before I go any further, I should draw the attention of the House to my declaration in the register of interests regarding private equity and clean energy, but that is not the reason I wished to speak. I particularly wanted to speak because as a Minister at the Department of Energy and Climate...
  • International Development Policies — Question for Short Debate 19 Nov 2015

    (Maiden Speech) My Lords, I feel deeply honoured and very fortunate to be a new Member of your Lordships’ House and to contribute to this important debate called by the noble Earl. But let me start with an apology. I had not meant to make my maiden speech quite so soon. It had been my intention to spend a little more time since my introduction absorbing the ways and customs, and even...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 November 2015

Previously MP for Bexhill and Battle until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Also represented Bexhill and Battle


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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • International Development
  • Trade and Industry
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Departmental Energy
  • CDC Capital Partners
  • A21
  • Renewable Energy
  • Climate Change

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (13 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change) (6 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (10 May 2005 to 31 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Aug 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (5 Nov 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 8 debates since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Barker of Battle’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 57.47% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 36 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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.

1. Remunerated directorships
Director, Flare View Ltd.; property investment company holding freehold property let to commercial tenants.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Received on 28 November 2014, £20,000 plus return airfare and hotel accommodation for providing strategic advice and consultancy to sovereign investment fund. Name and address of payer: Ras Al Khaimah Development LLC, Level 38 Julphar Commercial Tower, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Hours: 30 hrs approx. (Registered 15 December 2014)
8. Land and Property
Freehold commercial business park property in East Anglia, from which I receive rental income.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Flare View Ltd;
(b) New European Property Holdings Ltd. (NEPH)
(b) Igroland Ltd; owns and operates children’s entertainment centres in Ukraine.
(b) Mottra Ltd; food manufacture and distribution
(b) Hedleigh Mayfair Ltd (Investment property holdings, London W1) (Registered 30 December 2014)

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