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- Also represented Islwyn
- Entered the House of Lords on 30 June 2010
- Previously MP for Islwyn until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Entered Parliament on 16 February 1995 — unknown
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Touhig voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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- Never rebels against their party.
- Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (17 Jun 2013)
“Findings of the campaign by the National Autistic Society 'Push for Action' – Lord Touhig.”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Autism (21 May 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the availability of autism training for (1) general practitioners, (2) nurses, and (3) other clinicians, in line with the commitment in Fulfilling a nd Rewarding Lives , the strategy for adults with autism in England. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with (1) the Royal...”
- Asylum Seekers — Question (20 May 2013)
“My Lords, there is anecdotal evidence showing that denying asylum seekers the right to work prevents their integration into British society. Have the Government made an assessment of this aspect of the problem, and if they have not done so, will he agree to do it?”
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- Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 36 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 91.28% 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.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 77 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||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||£23,899 (76th)||£23,080 (joint 150th with 1 other)||£22,106 (193rd)||£21,531||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,509 (joint 290th with 4 others)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£15,306 (416th)||£15,989 (429th)||£16,523 (523rd)||£18,702||£13,785 (534th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,231 (joint 196th with 6 others)||£26,674 (57th)|
|Staffing costs||£106,544 (38th)||£94,203 (74th)||£91,172 (51st)||£85,276||£71,997 (259th)||£64,273 (joint 458th with 31 others)||£61,008 (497th)||£36,495 (577th)|
|Communications Allowance||£6,050 (443rd)||£11,552 (58th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,628 (352nd)1||£7,045 (347th)2||£7,571 (319th)||£9,050||£3,789 (576th)||£3,308 (580th)||£3,604 (575th)||£3,102 (560th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£807 (96th)||£587 (180th)||£857 (150th)||£1,757||£1,343 (138th)||£1,386 (114th)||£881 (186th)||£278 (320th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£243 (joint 261st with 1 other)||£1,297 (103rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,019 (266th)||£732 (349th)||£817 (359th)||£903||£805 (joint 357th with 1 other)||£737 (joint 387th with 2 others)||£916 (374th)||£765 (421st)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,675 (joint 432nd with 1 other)||£2,197 (383rd)||£2,072||£1,681 (461st)||£1,988 (413th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,339 (joint 137th with 1 other)||£1,142 (joint 175th with 17 others)||£785||£1,887 (joint 327th with 2 others)||£1,887 (joint 321st with 2 others)||£1,887 (joint 315th with 2 others)||£1,102 (539th)|
|Total||£163,496 (150th)||£157,499 (132nd)||£142,385 (229th)||£140,076||£117,807 (444th)||£114,285 (438th)||£107,776 (joint 447th with 1 other)||£85,152 (401st)|