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the Marquess of Lothian
- Also represented Devizes; Edinburgh South; Berwick and East Lothian
- Entered the House of Lords on 22 November 2010
- Previously MP for Devizes until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Entered Parliament on 28 February 1974 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How the Marquess of Lothian voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- EU: Prime Minister's Speech — Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2013)
“My Lords, my noble friend Lady Noakes rightly emphasised the central importance of the Prime Minister's five principles, but I hope that they are more than just words and aspirations. I believe that they should form the bottom line of our negotiations in the months ahead. We must start and finish with them, not drawing down or clawing back towards them but building up within them. However, we...”
- Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (21 Jan 2013)
“Intelligence and Security Committee Annual Report – the Marquess of Lothian.”
- Equal Marriage Consultation — Statement (11 Dec 2012)
“May I enter a slightly dissenting note in what otherwise appears to be a consensus? I fully accept the merits of civil partnership in our society, but are the Government aware that in moving towards this legislation, they will create two distinct and potentially divisive forms of marriage-statutory marriage on the one hand, which this legislation will create, and real marriage between a man...”
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- Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 40.26% of votes in this House with this affiliation — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 13 times in debates — below 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||£10,766 (495th)||£15,756 (484th)||£22,030 (joint 250th with 2 others)||£14,916||£14,164 (501st)||£14,428 (484th)||£12,423 (568th)||£11,966 (518th)|
|Office running costs||£8,063 (611th)||£10,984 (joint 566th with 1 other)||£20,082 (358th)||£17,677||£18,980 (243rd)||£16,111 (552nd)||£16,301 (508th)||£10,273 (joint 515th with 1 other)|
|Staffing costs||£102,968 (84th)||£95,089 (54th)||£87,633 (137th)||£80,416||£72,011 (257th)||£67,916 (326th)||£62,327 (388th)||£47,183 (274th)|
|Communications Allowance||£0||£1,333 (570th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,061 (376th)1||£6,727 (363rd)2||£7,427 (327th)||£6,250||£7,980 (joint 421st with 1 other)||£8,874 (367th)||£7,264 (441st)||£9,024 (272nd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£355 (206th)||£0||£120 (367th)||£239||£267 (337th)||£495 (271st)||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£3,592 (12th)||£2,307 (50th)||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||£2,641 (424th)||£534 (joint 468th with 1 other)||£585 (484th)||£887||£418 (549th)||£672 (419th)||£739 (453rd)||£757 (425th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,773 (420th)||£2,411 (351st)||£3,626||£2,186 (375th)||£1,949 (421st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,192 (joint 341st with 2 others)||£1,009 (409th)||£0||£1,575 (551st)||£1,575 (537th)||£1,219 (605th)||£1,219 (521st)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£11,304||£3,454 (51st)||£0||£13,050 (3rd)||£0|
|Total||£134,445 (510th)||£135,695 (466th)||£141,297 (258th)||£135,315||£121,035 (joint 380th with 1 other)||£112,020 (484th)||£113,323 (320th)||£80,422 (483rd)|