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- Also represented Kirkcaldy
- Entered the House of Lords on 5 July 2005
- Previously MP for Kirkcaldy until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Moonie voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Armed Forces: Army Basing Plan — Statement (5 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, the Minister will be well aware that any development such as this is a compromise between the need to save money and the need to maintain the footprint of the Armed Forces throughout the United Kingdom. What account has been taken of the difficulties that we appear to be experiencing in recruiting, particularly to the Reserve Forces, when Scotland, for example, is one of the major...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Type 45 Destroyers (27 Feb 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to modifying the design of Type 45 destroyers as an alternative to the Type 26; what capabilities would not be available if they did so; and what cost savings would be possible by avoiding developing and building a new class of ship.”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Naval Bases (26 Feb 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to safeguard electricity power supplies to each of HM Naval Bases over the next 20 years, and what is their estimate of increased power requirements over that time.”
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- Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — below average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 26 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 52.57% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 6 times in debates — well below 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||£500||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£19,349 (299th)||£17,300 (456th)||£14,984 (357th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£319 (joint 122nd with 6 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,130 (joint 83rd with 26 others)|
|Office running costs||£1,549||£19,296 (joint 146th with 2 others)||£17,940 (468th)||£18,124 (328th)||£10,659 (joint 501st with 1 other)|
|Staffing costs||£5,752||£64,980 (546th)||£54,071 (632nd)||£58,783 (554th)||£50,343 (174th)|
|Members' Travel||£386||£20,335 (54th)||£18,919 (64th)||£18,712 (68th)||£15,839 (58th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£940 (198th)||£0||£258 (355th)||£931 (144th)|
|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||£112 (642nd)||£79 (joint 646th with 1 other)||£101 (645th)||£182 (637th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£0||£0||£36 (651st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£0||£1,847 (joint 398th with 2 others)||£1,847 (joint 391st with 2 others)||£1,847 (joint 383rd with 1 other)||£1,847 (353rd)|
|Total||£42,312||£128,412 (220th)||£112,560 (475th)||£116,652 (241st)||£95,915 (150th)|