Lord Freud


A selection of Lord Freud's votes

See full list of topics voted on

  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Freud’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Freud’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification 17 Sep 2015

    This is already an established part of the process. All claimants are informed of the responsibilities they must fulfil in order to receive benefit, and the consequences of failing to comply. This is done in discussions with work coaches and through the Claimant Commitment. Where it appears a claimant has failed to comply with a particular requirement and the case is being referred to a...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus 17 Sep 2015

    Legislation sets clear entitlement provisions which are used to ensure that benefit is paid correctly to those who claim it. We emphasise in our learning and development packages and the DWP customer charter, that all claimants are treated fairly and with respect. These standards are outlined and published in the DWP Customer Charter on GOV.UK.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits 17 Sep 2015

    The information requested is not available, and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. The Department has published data on Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) and the Ministry of Justice on appeals as follows: - Ad hoc statistics on MR receipts and clearance times - Personal Independence Payment statistics - ESA and JSA sanctions - Appeals – all benefits The information will...

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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 23 debates in the last year — 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 46 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") 518 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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