Lord Freud


A selection of Lord Freud's votes

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  • Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • 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
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance 24 May 2016

    A Written Ministerial Statement was published on 1 March 2016 to announce that the effect of the Local Housing Allowance cap for those living in social sector supported housing, including those with learning disabilities, would be deferred by a year, pending the outcome of a review. We have done this because we understand the importance of ensuring that both those living in supported...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty 9 May 2016

    This Government has introduced a wide range of policies and programmes to transform lives, from the flagship reform of Universal Credit to the Troubled Families Programme and the Pupil Premium. The majority of these programmes are audited We know that work is the best route out of poverty. Evidence shows that almost three-quarters of poor workless families who found full employment escaped...
  • Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question 4 May 2016

    We have a range of programmes across government to transform lives, from the troubled families programme and the pupil premium to our flagship reform, universal credit, and we audit the majority of these. Work is the best route out of poverty and this Government are committed to transforming lives by providing people with the support they need at all stages to get into work.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2009

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (since 12 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (17 May 2010 to 7 May 2015)
  • 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 42 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Freud’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 83.01% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 47 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 93 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Freud’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 620 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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