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A selection of Lord Fowler's votes
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Almost always voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 5 votes against, in 1999
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 9 votes against, 5 absences, between 2008–2011
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 3 votes against, between 1997–2010
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 2011
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Fowler’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Fowler’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked and both Private Notice Questions have finished.
My Lords, the time allowed for this Private Notice Question has elapsed.
My Lords, the time allowed for this Question has elapsed. Sitting suspended.
More of Lord Fowler’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 4 July 2001
Previously MP for Sutton Coldfield until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Sutton Coldfield, 1974-2001 and for Nottingham South, 1970-74. Secretary of State for Transport, 1981 (Minister of Transport, 1979-81), for Social Services, 1981-87, for Employment, 1987-90; Chairman, Conservative Party, 1992-94; Opposition spokesman on the environment, transport and the regions, 1997-98; on home affairs, 1998-99. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Party was Conservative until 1 Sep 2016
Also represented Sutton Coldfield; Nottingham South
Currently held offices
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 7 Dec 2016)
- Chair, House of Lords Commission (since 1 Sep 2016)
- Chair, House of Lords Commission (since 1 Sep 2016)
- Lord Speaker (since 1 Sep 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Chair, HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom (20 Dec 2010 to 19 Jul 2011)
- Member, Communications and Digital Committee (23 Apr 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, BBC Charter Review Committee (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Shadow Secretary of State (2 Jun 1998 to 15 Jun 1999)
- Shadow Secretary of State (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
- Party Chair, Conservative Party (11 Apr 1992 to 15 Jul 1994)
- Secretary of State for Employment (13 Jun 1987 to 2 Jan 1990)
- Secretary of State for Health and Social Security (14 Sep 1981 to 13 Jun 1987)
- The Secretary of State for Transport (5 Jan 1981 to 14 Sep 1981)
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (11 May 1979 to 5 Jan 1981)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 May 2001.
1. Remunerated directorships
Chairman (non-executive) of Numark Ltd.; industrial and provident society representing United Kingdom independent pharmacies
Chairman (non-executive) of Aggregate Industries PLC
; building materials and quarrying.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Occasional writing, broadcasting and lecturing.
Member of Lloyd's (resigned 1998).
Categories of business underwritten:
MAPA: all categories.
Other syndicates covering Marine, Non-Marine, Motor, Aviation.
6. Overseas visits
25-28 March 2000, to New York, USA
, to make speech at Hofstra University
at a conference on the impact of the Thatcher government. Air travel provided by American Airlines
and hotel accommodation by Hofstra University. (Registered 5 April 2000)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b) Aggregate Industries PLC.
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Member of the Rover Task Force.
Shareholding of a value below registrable threshold in Regional Independent Media.
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