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A selection of Lord Browne of Ladyton's votes
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Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
40 votes for, 2 votes against, 6 absences, between 2006–2011
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2003–2007
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My Lords, in the last 10 years, we have had seven Justice Secretaries making similar pledges to protect the public and to cut reoffending. Instead, despite more laws increasing jail terms, we have seen crimes rise and prosecutions fall to a record low. As exposed in the recent report from the Public Accounts Committee, published only on 11 September, the scale of mismanagement of the prison...
My Lords, the Minister will be familiar with the Accelerating the Low Carbon Transition report, published by Brookings in conjunction with the Energy Transitions Commission. It is a mine of useful information and includes this fact: “The top 20 ports, located in just 12 countries and jurisdictions, control 45% of global container freight.” In preparation for COP 26, what steps are the...
My Lords, according to studies by Greenpeace and Manchester University, microplastic contamination, which brings an array of biodiversity problems to our waterways, is “pervasive on all river channel beds.” The UK banning microbeads is a step in the right direction, but only a drop in the ocean. What measures are the Government considering to prevent this and to clear the existing...
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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, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 1 Jul 2019)
Other offices held in the past
- 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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