Lord Freud


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How Lord Freud voted
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  • Voted very strongly against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition feesDetails

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Lord Freud occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Occupational Pensions 24 Jul 2014

    Information on the proportions of employees with workplace pensions is collected in the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings and published on the ONS website. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/ashe/annual-survey-of-hours-an d-earnings-pension-tables/2013-provisional-results/index.htm l Figure 1 shows that overall for the UK, 49.8 per cent of employees were members of workplace pension schemes in...
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Social Security Benefits 24 Jul 2014

    Statistics on how many people have made use of the “system of advances” is not currently available. Information on how many people have been helped by “local support frameworks” is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Our Local Authority partners are supporting claimants through our local delivery partnerships, and feedback from...
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Universal Credit 24 Jul 2014

    We recently consulted on the proposal to increase the rate of rent arrears deductions in Universal Credit. We are currently considering the consultation responses. Deductions from Universal Credit are made after considering the claimant’s individual circumstances and ability to afford the deductions. The maximum that can be deducted for all deductions, including rent arrears, is an...

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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 80.20% 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.
  • 103 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Freud’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 482 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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