Lord Freud


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How Lord Freud voted
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  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted very strongly against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition feesDetails

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Lord Freud occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Housing: Discretionary Housing Payment — Question 9 Apr 2014

    My Lords, the department has asked local authorities to provide details regarding their use of discretionary housing payments twice yearly. Details of how local authorities are using discretionary housing payments in the first half of the year were published on 20 December. Despite some people’s predictions, the vast majority of local authorities were managing within their budgets. In...
  • Housing: Discretionary Housing Payment — Question 9 Apr 2014

    My Lords, the noble Lord used those figures as if they were his; I am sure that he would want to attribute them to another group called False Economy. They show that 85% of councils surveyed had spent less than 90% of their money with one month to go. However, in that particular report, which found that 11 councils had overspent, there were a lot of mistakes. The figures for four of...
  • Housing: Discretionary Housing Payment — Question 9 Apr 2014

    The savings that we are looking at—which are running on the Budget scoring at 490 million—are both observable and unobservable; in other words, from people moving or from people taking up jobs and coming off benefits. There are various figures around. The BBC last week talked of 6% of people moving in 11 months; the JRF report, which the noble Lord has just cited, talked...

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Conservative Peer

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 49 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 80.21% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 21 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 471 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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