Lord Sutherland of Houndwood


A selection of Lord Sutherland of Houndwood's votes

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  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees 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

  • Education and Adoption Bill — Second Reading 20 Oct 2015

    My Lords, in view of the immediately previous remarks, I have to declare an interest. I was involved in founding Ofsted, and therefore in bringing in a type of accountability that some have reservations about. So be it. So be it. Twenty-three years ago this year, the first school to be declared “failing” in England was named. That was 23 years ago. I had to sign the order in...
  • Childcare Bill [HL]: Report 14 Oct 2015

    My Lords, I do not often listen to myself in debates but I did so earlier on and began to wonder if I was sitting on the right set of Benches, on a Cross Bench. However, I am now reassured that I am, on two grounds. First, I welcome the report of the Delegated Powers Committee very warmly indeed: somewhat more so than the Minister. Secondly, I support the amendment on a belt-and-braces basis....
  • Childcare Bill [HL]: Report 14 Oct 2015

    My Lords, none of us would disagree with the importance of quality of staff; that is the fundamental thing that will make a childcare centre work, and work well. I have sympathy with all these amendments, because they point to particular features that may be part of ensuring, or giving reassurance, that quality is present—for example, qualifications. The evidence that we had in our...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 July 2001

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Affordable Childcare Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (14 Nov 2007 to 13 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (1 Dec 2004 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (L) (3 Dec 2003 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (3 Dec 2003 to 12 Nov 2009)


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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 18.88% of votes in this House with this affiliation — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 136 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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