Lord Freud


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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Welfare Assistance Schemes 29 Oct 2014

    From April 2015 it was intended funding for local welfare provision would be funded from the general grant to Local Government. The general grant took this into account. The Government has agreed to look again at how funding is provided for in 2015-16. Any decisions will be taken after we have reviewed how the current funds have been used and the ongoing consultation and equality analysis on...
  • Unemployment: Young People — Question 28 Oct 2014

    My Lords, youth unemployment has fallen by a record-breaking 253,000 in the last year. This brings total youth unemployment down to 733,000, one-third of whom are full-time students looking for work. Excluding these students, 6.4% of all young people are unemployed —this is a lower figure than that immediately before the recession.
  • Unemployment: Young People — Question 28 Oct 2014

    I accept my noble friend’s point that every case of a youngster being out of work is a tragedy, and that is why we have put so much energy into getting youngsters back into work. We support the appropriate use of apprenticeships in procurement and that can be important for local skills and growth, but we do not support the blanket inclusion of apprenticeships in all contracts. It is up...

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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 45 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 80.16% 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.
  • 105 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Freud’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 489 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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