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A selection of Lord Browne of Ladyton’s votes
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Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 1999–2007.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2003–2007.
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008.
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2004–2010.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
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My Lords, of course everybody should read the contracts they sign, but has the Minister read his broadband provider’s contract? These contracts are impossible to understand. They have subcontracts and other regulations—there is no possibility that people will understand the contracts that they have to sign if they want broadband. What my noble friend describes is anti-competitive,...
My Lords, I have amendments in this group. I say emphatically at the outset to the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, and other noble Lords that I am not in the business of silk purse manufacturing. But I do have amendments in this group and I will explain the purpose of them. My noble friend Lord Hain’s decades—in fact, lifetime— of commitment to human rights issues, peace and reconciliation,...
I thank the Minister for his characteristically engaging response. He addressed a significant number of the issues that I and other noble Lords raised, reflecting the co-operation that we have all had from him, his Bill team and his private office. I have previously expressed my thanks for that but I am perfectly pleased to associate myself with the words of other noble Lords on that issue....
More of Lord Browne of Ladyton’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 27 July 2010
Previously MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Also represented Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Currently held offices
- Member, AI in Weapon Systems Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)
- Member, Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Environment and Climate Change Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 31 Jan 2023)
- Member, Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee (15 Oct 2020 to 24 Nov 2021)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (1 Jul 2019 to 28 Jan 2021)
- Member, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) (17 Oct 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (2 Feb 2010 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2010 to 19 Jan 2010)
- Secretary of State, Scotland Office (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- The Secretary of State for Scotland (28 Jun 2007 to 3 Oct 2008)
- Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (8 May 2006 to 6 Oct 2008)
- The Secretary of State for Defence (5 May 2006 to 3 Oct 2008)
- Chief Secretary, HM Treasury (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (6 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
- Minister of State (Citizenship, Immigration and Counter-Terrorism), Home Office (1 Apr 2004 to 11 May 2005)
- Minister of State (Home Office) (Citizenship, Immigration and Nationality) (1 Apr 2004 to 6 May 2005)
- Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (13 Jun 2003 to 1 Apr 2004)
- Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work) (13 Jun 2003 to 1 Apr 2004)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (17 Jan 2001 to 7 Jun 2001)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (10 Jun 1999 to 3 Mar 2000)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (28 Jul 1997 to 9 Nov 1998)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
6. Overseas visits
15-18 April 2009, to Rome, to attend and speak at a conference on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, at the invitation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
, the Nuclear Security Project
and the World Political Forum, who jointly ran the conference. My return flights and accommodation in Rome were paid for by the Nuclear Threat Initiative
. (Registered 7 May 2009)
Name of donor: British American Security Council
Address of donor: The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London, N1 6HT
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): The total cost was £745 (£560 for 3 nights accommodation and £185 for travel within Washington)
Destination of visit: Washington DC
Date of visit: 8-13 September 2009
Purpose of visit: As part of a British Parliamentary delegation to meet with the US Administration and Senators and their staff to discuss nuclear proliferation and multi-lateral disarmament.
(Registered 30 September 2009)
Address of donor: Pugwash London Office, Flat A Museum Mansions, 63A Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3BJ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Cost of accommodation for six nights; value £950.26
Destination of visit: Washington DC, US
Date of visit: 1-7 March 2010
Purpose of visit: leading a European delegation of senior politicians to discuss European attitudes to nuclear arms and disarmament policy with the Obama administration
(Registered 1 April 2010)
Non-practising Member of Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh.
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