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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 moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. 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 very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. 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 strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
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- Never rebels against their party.
- Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (20 Jun 2013)
“Implications of British Army redundancies on the UK’s defence capabilities – Lord Touhig.”
- Autism — Question (17 Jun 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the campaign by the National Autistic Society, Push for Action, launched on 14 May. I declare an interest as vice-president of the National Autistic Society.”
- Autism — Question (17 Jun 2013)
“I must say that I am encouraged by the Minister’s words. Four years after Parliament passed the groundbreaking Autism Act, this National Autistic Society report reveals that despite some progress far too many autistic adults are missing out on everyday support. A shocking 70% of adults and their carers say they get no help from social services, and this is not always down to money....”
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- Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 39 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 90.99% 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") 79 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)|