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A selection of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock's votes
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Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
9 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2010
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
7 votes for, 1 vote against, 7 absences, between 2008–2011
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 for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 1999–2003
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 5 absences, in 2011
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to exploring how (1) a federal, or (2) a confederal, system of government could be implemented in the United Kingdom.
I agree with the Minister, but would she and the Government consider turning the commission that was included in the Conservative Party manifesto into a UK constitutional convention to look at the federal and other options and to address the English democratic deficit? With the growing clamour for Scottish independence and Irish unification, the Government could otherwise end up not just with...
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration is being given to relocating the House of Lords out of London.
More of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock’s recent appearances
Labour Peer, Former Labour MSP for Lothians
Entered the House of Lords on 28 June 2005
Previously MP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for South Ayrshire, 1979-1983 and Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, 1983-2005. Opposition spokesman on European and Community Affairs, 1984-1985; on foreign affairs, 1985-1992; on defence, 1992-1993 and on overseas development, 1994-1997. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of International Development, 1997-2001; Minister of State, Scotland Office, 2001-2002. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election
Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005
Also represented Lothians; Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley; Ayrshire South
Currently held offices
- Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (since 19 Jul 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 20 Mar 2018)
- Member, Select Committee on Charities (25 May 2016 to 26 Mar 2017)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
- Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 19 Jul 2018)
- Member, Soft Power Committee (16 May 2013 to 11 Mar 2014)
- Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (17 Oct 2011 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 4 Jul 2013)
- Member, European Union Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (1 Feb 2010 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (1 Feb 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Oct 2007)
- Member, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 21 Sep 2004)
- Member, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (29 Apr 2004 to 15 Sep 2004)
- Minister of State, Scottish Office (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
- Minister for Education and Industry, Scottish Office (26 Jan 2001 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Minister of State (Scotland Office) (25 Jan 2001 to 28 May 2002)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (6 May 1997 to 25 Jan 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development (5 May 1997 to 26 Jan 2001)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Overseas Development Sub-Committee (15 Feb 1982 to 13 May 1983)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (3 Apr 1981 to 9 Jun 1983)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
6. Overseas visits
21-25 November 2004, to the Dominican Republic
in my capacity as President of the Caribbean-Britain Business Council who paid the costs of the visit. (Registered 24 November 2004)
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Chairman of the Board of Heart of Midlothian Football Club plc. I have waived the remimbursement package that was afforded to the previous office holder.
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