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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
- Also represented Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley; Ayrshire South
- Entered the House of Lords on 28 June 2005
- Previously MP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for South Ayrshire, 1979-1983 and Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, 1983-2005. Opposition spokesman on European and Community Affairs, 1984-1985; on foreign affairs, 1985-1992; on defence, 1992-1993 and on overseas development, 1994-1997. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of International Development, 1997-2001; Minister of State, Scotland Office, 2001-2002. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 3 May 1979 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (6 Jun 2013)
“Economic and social consequences of tax evasion and avoidance – Lord Foulkes of Cumnock.”
- Insurance: Flood Risk Areas — Question (22 May 2013)
“My Lords, how are the Scottish Government involved in these discussions, since the insurance industry stretches throughout the United Kingdom?”
- Syria — Question (22 May 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government what circumstances they consider would justify an escalation of action by external Governments in Syria.”
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- Has spoken in 71 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 25 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
- Has voted in 65.07% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 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") 275 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source).
|Type||2008/09||2007/08||2006/07||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£449||£15,698 (468th)||£11,836 (541st)||£19,704 (265th)||£16,701 (106th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£246 (joint 119th with 4 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£1,026||£13,990 (528th)||£17,298 (517th)||£10,004 (622nd)||£9,959 (525th)|
|Staffing costs||£13,683||£75,060 (139th)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,353 (273rd)||£51,989 (124th)|
|Members' Travel||£501||£26,735 (18th)||£27,980 (13th)||£21,838 (36th)||£12,446 (128th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£1,269 (145th)||£1,519 (joint 98th with 1 other)||£168 (392nd)||£337 (joint 301st with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£0||£2,416 (79th)||£1,146 (204th)||£1,395 (185th)||£914 (365th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£0||£6,926 (79th)||£4,667 (133rd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£747||£1,842 (joint 404th with 2 others)||£1,842 (joint 397th with 2 others)||£1,587 (505th)||£1,095 (541st)|
|Other Costs||£30,567||£1,756 (68th)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£46,973||£145,692 (joint 37th with 1 other)||£134,311 (74th)||£120,295 (165th)||£94,668 (175th)|