A selection of Lord Cunningham of Felling's votes
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Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 1999–2003
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
8 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 1997–2010
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 10 absences, between 2008–2011
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, in 2011
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, 4 votes against, 3 absences, in 2011
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My Lords, is the Minister sanguine about the negotiations on our membership of the Galileo programme? Has he or his department done any calculation as to what the consequences will be for the United Kingdom if we are excluded from that very important programme?
My Lords, is the Minister aware that hill farmers throughout the United Kingdom are already among the lowest earners in agriculture? Any damage to them, whether through exports to Europe or the Government’s failure to support them adequately, will have a catastrophic effect in the hills on families and their children.
My Lords, is not the lesson of previous Governments, both Conservative and Labour, that energy security comes from being as self-sufficient as possible in energy production? In the present circumstances, given climate change and air pollution problems, that means that we should rely on gas, nuclear power and energy conservation as the bedrock of our policy.
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Entered the House of Lords on 11 October 2005
Previously MP for Copeland until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Whitehaven, 1970-1983 and Copeland 1983-2005. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy, 1976-1979; Opposition spokesman on industry, 1979-1983; Member of the Shadow Cabinet, 1983-95 and 1996-97; Spokesman on the environment, 1983-1989; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1989-1992; Opposition front bench Spokesman on foreign and Commonwealth affairs, 1992-1994; on trade and industry, 1994-1995; on national heritage, 1995-1997; Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1997-1998; Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1998-1999. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Also represented Copeland; Whitehaven
Currently held offices
- Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 4 Jun 2018)
- Member, Finance Committee (Lords) (since 1 Sep 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (23 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (Higher education in STEM subjects) (13 Sep 2011 to 17 Jul 2012)
- Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (16 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (11 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
- Chair, Conventions (Joint Committee) (23 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 23 May 2006)
- Chairman, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (9 May 2003 to 5 May 2005)
- Chair, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (9 Jul 2002 to 9 May 2003)
- Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 9 Jul 2002)
- Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Cabinet Office (27 Jul 1998 to 11 Oct 1999)
- Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister (Cabinet Office) (27 Jul 1998 to 11 Oct 1999)
- Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
- Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
- Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
- Shadow Secretary of State for National Heritage (1 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
- Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (21 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
- Shadow Secretary of State (21 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
- Shadow Secretary of State (20 Sep 1992 to 21 Jul 1994)
- Shadow Foreign Secretary (20 Sep 1992 to 21 Jul 1994)
- Chair, House of Commons (Services): Computer Sub-Committee (5 Dec 1989 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Member, Privileges Committee (14 Nov 1989 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (9 Nov 1989 to 16 Nov 1989)
- Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (9 Nov 1989 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1 Jul 1989 to 9 Apr 1992)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Environment (11 Jun 1983 to 1 Jul 1989)
- Shadow Secretary of State (11 Jun 1983 to 1 Jul 1989)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Industry) (5 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (5 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy) (10 Sep 1976 to 4 May 1979)
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- Has spoken in 170 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Cunningham of Felling’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
- Has voted in 36.46% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 22 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.
1. Remunerated directorships
Partner, Brinkburn Associates (political and public policy consultancy).
(Partner) (political and public policy consultancy).
Sovereign Strategy Ltd. (non-executive) (a management skills company).
6. Overseas visits
20-24 May 2004
, to Monaco. Accommodation provided by the Automobile Club of Monaco. Travel costs were met by Sovereign Strategy. (Registered 27 July 2004)
12-18 June 2004
, to Washington DC, USA
, to discuss nuclear policy issues. Travel and accommodation costs were met by Cumbria Inward Investment Agency. (Registered 27 July 2004)
28-30 July 2004, to Amsterdam. Travel and accommodation costs were met by Transrapid International. (Registered 9 August 2004)
20-23 September 2004
, to Washington DC, to discuss nuclear policy issues. Travel and accommodation costs were provided by the Transatlantic Nuclear Energy Forum. (Registered 15 November 2004)
23-27 September 2004, to Shanghai, to discuss policy issues. Travel and accommodation costs were provided by Sovereign Strategy Ltd and Siemens plc. (Registered 15 November 2004)
10-15 October 2004
, to Amelia Island, Florida, USA, to speak at the Monitor Conference on Nuclear Decommissioning. Travel and accommodation costs were provided by the conference organisers. (Registered 15 November 2004)
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