Lord Freud


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How Lord Freud voted
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  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
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Lord Freud occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Take Note 26 Mar 2015

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, for raising this issue and giving me the opportunity to reassure him and others on both the key points that he raises, which are the implications for domestic owners and for the entertainment industry. In particular, I reassure his plumber and joiner that their responsibilities in practice will not change as a result of the introduction of the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment 26 Mar 2015

    The Department for Work and Pensions does not have a clearance time target nor does it have information about average clearance times. It plans to introduce a clearance time target for all benefits, starting with ESA from April 2016. It plans to incorporate information on mandatory reconsideration clearance times into the relevant existing regular statistical publications. However, before...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification 26 Mar 2015

    Claimants who have a sanction applied could also be in receipt of other Government financial support such as Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Council Tax Support or Housing Benefit. Claimants who are sanctioned can also apply for hardship payments, equivalent to 60 or 80% of their benefit payment, subject to meeting the necessary criteria.

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Conservative Peer

Became a Lord on 29 June 2009

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister, Work and Pensions (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions (24 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)


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  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 80.33% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 38 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 98 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Freud’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 506 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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