Lord Garnier

Former MP

Conservative

Referendum on the UK's Membership of the EU

There have been a number of votes in Parliament on if there should be a national referendum on the United Kingdom's continued membership of the European Union.

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Lord Garnier generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU

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All votes about a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU:

  • On 4 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier voted against a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union (EU) Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier voted to require a referendum before the UK ratified the Treaty of Lisbon, a foundation of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier voted to seek to enable a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted against a proposal that if a proposed transfer of powers from the UK to the EU was rejected in a referendum a subsequent, binding, referendum ought be held on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2011: Lord Garnier voted against a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 15 May 2013: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — EU Referendum Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted in favour of a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show vote
  • On 22 Nov 2013: Lord Garnier voted against requiring a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union be held specifically on the 23rd of October 2014; retaining instead a more general requirement to hold one by the end of 2017 Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2014: Lord Garnier voted for a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union to be held before 31 December 2017. Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Lord Garnier voted for a referendum to be held on if the UK should remain a member of the EU. Show vote
  • On 29 Feb 2016: Lord Garnier voted to set the date of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU as the 23rd of June 2016, and to set other dates relevant to the regulation of the referendum. Show vote

Climate Change

There have been votes in Parliament on targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and on increasing the proportion of electricity generated via renewable means as well as on the establishment of a UK Green Investment Bank, to invest in projects which, for example, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against measures to prevent climate change

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All votes about measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 10 Mar 2000: Lord Garnier voted yes on Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Bill Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2000: Lord Garnier voted no on "Table — 20. Climate change levy Show vote
  • On 8 Nov 2004: Lord Garnier voted no on Housing Bill — Improvements in Energy Efficiency — rejected Show vote
  • On 8 May 2007: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Climate Change — new sense of urgency — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2008: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Renewable energy feed-in tariff — rejected Show vote
  • On 2 Jun 2008: Lord Garnier voted to require the National Policy Statement to contain policies which contribute to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change. Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2008: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Lord Garnier voted to give the Government powers to set greenhouse gas performance standards on power stations Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — International aviation and shipping emission projections — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Report on the civil estate Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Third Reading (and other amendments) Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2009: Lord Garnier voted to call on the Government to sign up to the 10:10 campaign Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Lord Garnier voted against requiring landlords of private rented homes to make their properties meet regulations on energy efficiency by January 2016 rather than April 2018 as initially proposed. Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of establishing a Green Investment Bank, strengthening copyright law relating to commercialised works, encouraging employment disputes to be settled outside of tribunals, and other business related reforms. Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the UK Green Investment Bank to explicitly act in support of the target of reducing UK carbon emissions to 20% of 1990 levels by 2050. Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of establishing a Green Investment Bank, strengthening copyright law relating to commercialised works, encouraging employment disputes to be settled outside of tribunals, and other business related reforms. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Lord Garnier voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 3 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted not to exempt electricity generation plants using carbon capture and storage technology from annual carbon dioxide emissions limits during a commissioning and proving period of up to three years. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the setting of a target range for the amount of carbon dioxide (or other greenhouse gases) produced per unit of electricity generated. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted against allowing financial incentives for small-scale low-carbon generation of electricity to be paid to plants which were previously too big to be eligible. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Lord Garnier voted against allowing carbon dioxide emissions limits to be set in respect of existing stations which fit pollution abatement equipment. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted to apply the tax on non-domestic electricity supplies known as the climate change levy to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Lord Garnier voted to apply the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted against charging the first year rate of vehicle tax, which varies substantially based on carbon dioxide emissions, for the subsequent two years as well; against a variable rate of vehicle tax based on carbon dixoide emissions for vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017 and to charge additional tax on vehicles costing over £40,000. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted against requiring a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted against setting a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted not to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted against reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and instead requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier voted to allow the Treasury to increase VAT on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote

Iraq War

A number of votes were held on if United Kingdom should take part in the US invasion of Iraq which began in March 2003.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for the Iraq war

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All votes about the Iraq war:

  • On 24 Sep 2002: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Iraq — Weapons of Mass Destruction Show vote
  • On 25 Nov 2002: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the support of the UN Security Council and the support of a vote of MPs in the House of Commons before the commitment of UK forces to military action in Iraq. Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2003: Lord Garnier voted against saying the case for military action against Iraq is as yet unproven Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2003: Lord Garnier voted to endorse UN Security Council resolution 1441 giving Iraq a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations. Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Lord Garnier voted against saying that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established, Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Lord Garnier voted that the Government should use all means necessary to ensure the disarmament of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction leading to the UK joining the US invasion of Iraq two days later. Show vote

Hunting Ban

A vote for a hunting ban is a vote against people being allowed to hunt wild animals (primarily foxes) with hounds.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted against the hunting ban

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All votes about the hunting ban:

  • On 18 Mar 2002: Lord Garnier voted yes on Hunting with Dogs: Self-Supervision Scheme Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2002: Lord Garnier voted yes on Hunting with Dogs: Hunting Under Licence Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2002: Lord Garnier voted no on Hunting with Dogs: Ban Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2003: Lord Garnier voted yes on Hunting Bill — New Clause 6 — Use of Dogs Below Ground (No. 2) Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2003: Lord Garnier voted no on Hunting Bill — New Clause 11 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Foxes Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2003: Lord Garnier voted no on Hunting Bill — New Clause 14 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Mink Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Hunting Bill Show vote

ID Cards

There have been votes in Parliament on introducing a National Identity Register and an associated ID Card scheme to the United Kingdom.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted against introducing ID cards

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All votes about introducing ID cards:

  • On 20 Dec 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Identity Cards Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Identity Cards Bill Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Identity Cards Bill (Programme) Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Identity Cards Bill [Money] Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Identity Cards Bill (Programme) (No. 2) Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on Identity Cards Bill — New Clause 1 — National Identification Scheme Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on Identity Cards Bill — New Clause 4 — Application of Freedom of Information Act Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on Identity Cards Bill — Clause 25 — Reports by Commissioner Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Identity Cards Bill — Clause 5 — Applications Relating to Entries in Register Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Identity Cards Bill — Clause 31 — Tampering with the Register etc. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Identity Cards Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Identity Cards Bill — Timetable Show vote
  • On 18 Oct 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Identity Cards Bill — Timetable Show vote
  • On 18 Oct 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Identity Cards Bill — Recommittal to Select Committee Show vote
  • On 18 Oct 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on Identity Cards Bill — Access to the National Identity Register Show vote
  • On 18 Oct 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on Identity Cards Bill — Compulsory registration when applying for a Passport Show vote
  • On 18 Oct 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Identity Cards Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Identity Cards Bill — Applications relating to entries in Register Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Identity Cards Bill — Clause 8 — Issue etc. of ID cards Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2006: Lord Garnier voted to require the Government to publish a detailed cost-benefit analysis of ID card scheme before it goes into force Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Identity Cards Bill — Clause 24 — Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Identity Cards Bill — Clause 24 — Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Identity Cards Bill — Voluntary registration when applying for a passport — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Identity Cards Bill Show vote

University Tuition Fees

There have been votes in Parliament on tuition fees applicable to UK undergraduate students at universities in England. Subjects of specific votes have been on the subjects of introducing fees, increasing to fees, and capping fees.

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Lord Garnier voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees

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All votes about university tuition fees:

  • On 4 Nov 1997: Lord Garnier voted disapproved of the existing (£1000/year) arrangements for tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Lord Garnier voted to exempt students at Scottish universities from tuition fees in the 4th year of their degrees. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 1998: Lord Garnier voted to exempt students at Scottish universities from tuition fees in the 4th year of their degrees. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2004: Lord Garnier voted against allowing university tuition fees to increase from £1125 per year to up to £3000 per year, and against making other changes to higher education funding and regulation arrangements. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: Lord Garnier voted against the introduction of variable university tuition fees (top-up fees) of up to £3,000 per year in place of the previous fixed fee of £1,250 per year. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: Lord Garnier voted against the introduction of variable university tuition fees (top-up fees) of up to £3,000 per year in place of the previous fixed fee of £1,250 per year. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2004: Lord Garnier voted against allowing university tuition fees to increase from £1125 per year to up to £3000 per year, and against making other changes to higher education funding and regulation arrangements. Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2004: Lord Garnier voted no on Higher Education Bill — Clause 27 — Sections 22 to 26: supplementary provisions Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2004: Lord Garnier voted against raising the university tuition fee cap to £3,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Higher Education Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Higher Education Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Lord Garnier voted to raise the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2010: Lord Garnier voted to approve raising the tuition fee cap to £6,000 per year for courses for which there are no plans in place to promote access and student finance information. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2012: Lord Garnier voted against reducing tuition fees to £6,000, funded by reversing the corporation tax cut for banks and requiring graduates earning over £65,000 a year to pay higher interest rates on their student loans. Show vote
  • On 25 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted not to take the opportunity to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and not to take the opportunity to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote

Labour's Anti-Terrorism Laws

A vote for Labour’s Anti-Terrorism Laws would have been a vote for the crime known as “Terrorism” to be treated in a different manner from murder and conspiracy to murder, and for it to have its own special category meaning that the normal rights not to be detained without charge or trial do not apply.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws

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All votes about Labour's anti-terrorism laws:

  • On 19 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier voted no on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Programme — Committee of the Whole House Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier voted no on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Programme — Timetable of Debate Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier voted yes on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — New Clause 6 — Sunset Clause Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Terrorist certification by Home Secretary Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Indefinite detention of suspected terrorists Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Special Immigration Appeals Commission Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clause 109 and 110 — Implementation of the third pillar Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clauses 79 to 87 — Fissile Nuclear Material, Aviation Security Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier voted yes on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 89 — Identification at a Police Station Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier voted yes on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 97 — Jurisdiction of MoD police Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clauses 101 to 105, 120 to 122 — Communication Data Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier voted yes on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 17 — Disclosure Powers Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2001: Lord Garnier voted no on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2001: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Programme — Lord' Amendments Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2001: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Government Amendments Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2001: Lord Garnier voted no on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Reinstating Clause 39 — Religious hatred offences Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2001: Lord Garnier voted no on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Removal of Sunset Clause Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2001: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Removal of Sunset Clause — Insistence Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Privy Counsel Report Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2004: Lord Garnier voted yes on Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Renewal of indefinite detention Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Second Reading — Amendment Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Programme — Committee of the whole House Show vote
  • On 28 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier voted to give a greater role to the courts in relation to the imposition of control orders. Show vote
  • On 28 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — New Clause 6 — Court of Terrorism Control Show vote
  • On 28 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Clauses 1 to 13 Show vote
  • On 28 Feb 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Programme — Lords' Amendments Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Derogating Control Orders Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of Lords' Amendment to Clause 3 — Balance of Probability Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of New Lords' Clause — Duration of Control Orders Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of New Lords' Clause — Review by Privy Council Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of New Lords' Amendment — Sunset Clause Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of Lords' Amendment — Human Rights Obligations Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendments — Application to a Court Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Privy Council Review Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Human Rights Obligations Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Courts and Conrol Orders Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Privy Council Review Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Again — Courts and Control Orders Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Privy Council Review Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Courts and Control Orders Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on Terrorism Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Terrorism Bill — Timetable Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — "recklessly indifferent" Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2005: Lord Garnier voted to make the offence of Encouragement of Terrorism only apply to cases where an individual intended their actions to encourage terrorism. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2005: Lord Garnier voted against making glorifying the commission or preparation of acts of terrorism an offense. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on Terrorism Bill — Clause 6(1) — Training for Terrorism Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on Terrorism Bill — Clause 8 — Attendance at a place used for Terrorist Training Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Terrorism Bill — Timetable (No. 2) Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Terrorism Bill — Extension Of Period Of Detention to 90 Days Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — "unforeseen recklessness" Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on Terrorism Bill — Clause 1(2) — Encouragement of Terrorism — "glorifies" Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Terrorism Bill — Clause 3 — Application of Ss. 1 and 2 to Internet Activity etc. — Giving notice Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Terrorism Bill — Clause 3 — Application of Ss. 1 And 2 to Internet Activity etc. — capability Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 2006: Lord Garnier voted yes on Terrorism Bill Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Terrorism Bill Show vote
  • On 22 Feb 2007: Lord Garnier voted yes on Control Orders — Annual renewal 2007 Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Control orders — Annual renewal 2008 Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2009: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2009 Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2010: Lord Garnier voted yes on Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2010: Lord Garnier voted yes on Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2010 Show vote

European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against more EU integration

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All votes about more EU integration:

  • On 16 May 2006: Lord Garnier voted yes on Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on European Union — A Citizens' Agenda Show vote
  • On 29 Nov 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on European Community Documents — European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, and Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2007: Lord Garnier voted no on European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2007: Lord Garnier voted no on European Community Documents — Funding of European political parties Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Amendment to proposed Commons timetable for debate — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Commons timetable for debate Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in terms of justice and home affairs — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Court of Justice's regulations on police and justice matters — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union's measures on judicial cooperation in criminal matters — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude energy from being a shared policy area in the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude human rights from the policy area of the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Prevent competition rules from becoming an exclusive policy area of the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Remove foreign policy role of the President of the European Council — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions — rejected Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union from regulating the conservation of marine biological resources — rejected Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change — rejected Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into UK law Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Accept the changes of terminology in the Lisbon Treaty Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Increase of powers of European Parliament Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary control of decisions made at the European Union level — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'parliamentary control of decisions' to remain in the Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier voted to seek to enable a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'Commencement' of the Bill should remain in the Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — The Treaty does not affect the supremacy of the UK parliament — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2009: Lord Garnier voted yes on Motion to reject the European Working Time Directive — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 2009: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Deferred Divisions — second strategic energy review and european energy networks Show vote
  • On 17 Mar 2009: Lord Garnier voted against requiring public communications providers retain certain categories of communications data, which they generate or process, for a minimum period of 12 months. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to establish the European Union External Action Service. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2010: Lord Garnier voted to approve the Government's position that any sanctions proposed by the EU in relation to economic governance do not apply to the UK. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2010: Lord Garnier voted to work closely with the European Commission to deliver a strong, principles-based framework for financial sector corporate governance. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted against requiring a referendum prior to UK giving emergency financial assistance via the EU to member states other than the Republic of Ireland. Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted to support the Government's position that the UK should not contribute to the European Stability Mechanism and financial assistance for Euro area Member States should primarily be provided by other euro area Member States. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the creation of the European Stability Mechanism to give financial assistance to Eurozone countries in need. Show vote
  • On 24 May 2011: Lord Garnier voted to dilute proposed opposition to EU bailouts of countries in financial trouble. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Lord Garnier voted against an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier voted to support stronger governance of the Schengen area and adding Bulgaria and Romania to it. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2011: Lord Garnier voted to commend the Prime Minister for refusing to sign up to an EU Treaty without safeguards for the UK. Show vote
  • On 24 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on European Union — Data Protection in the Areas of Police and Criminal Justice (EU Directive) Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2012: Lord Garnier voted against calling on the UK Government to seek a real terms cut in the European Union budget Show vote
  • On 6 Nov 2012: Lord Garnier voted for the UK to be involved in a European Supervisory Authority, the European Banking Authority. Show vote
  • On 22 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted against committing to continue participation in the European Arrest Warrant and other schemes when opting out of police and criminal justice measures. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted to opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted to opt into Europol's European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training so long as Europol is not given the power to direct national law enforcement agencies to initiate investigations or share data that conflicts with national security; and against considering the views of the Association of Chief Police Officers when deciding when to opt in. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Lord Garnier voted in favour of an EU trade agreement with Colombia and Peru Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted for a 185 million Euro EU Europe for Citizens programme of activities and to require EU institutions to deposit their archives at the European University Institute Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted to support the that view that promoting jobs and growth in the EU, including by completing the EU Single Market, is the top priority. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Limitation of Scope of Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Third Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2014: Lord Garnier voted for continued close working between the UK and other European Union states on criminal justice as well as for associated data protection measures. Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Rejoining of 35 European Union Justice and Home Affairs Measures Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to support the Government's decision not to opt into a European Union response to disproportionate migration into certain states involving measures to relocate individuals in need of international protection (asylum). Show vote
  • On 24 Feb 2016: Lord Garnier voted to require digital tachographs which use satellite positioning, and can be read remotely, to enforce rules on driving time and rest periods for certain lorries and buses. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted against the UK opting into a proposed EU directive on combating terrorism; supporting work directly with other countries and recognising that national security is a matter for individual nations. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted to take account of carbon dioxide emissions traded via the European Union to Emissions Trading Scheme when calculating the state of the UK carbon account for periods from 2028. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on European Union Membership Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on EU Nationals Currently Living in the UK — Right to Remain Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted against only allowing the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union a month after the approach to, and objectives for, withdrawal negotiations have been agreed by representatives of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland administrations. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted not to prevent the Prime Minister giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union if the European Council have not undertaken that if the United Kingdom Parliament doesn't agree the terms of the United Kingdom's leaving of the European Union the United Kingdom's will remain an EU member under the existing terms. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted not to make publication of an assessment of the financial liability of the UK towards the EU, and a statement on the economic impact of the UK leaving the single market, a prerequisite for the Prime Minister giving notification of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the Prime Minister to give a series of undertakings before giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted against requiring notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU to preserve rights acquired in Northern Ireland as a result of European Union membership and against requiring the notification to preserve the right of the people of Northern Ireland determine for themselves if they prefer a union with Great Britain or a sovereign united Ireland. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted against seeking to protect the residence rights of citizens of the European Union and their family members who were lawfully resident in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted against the UK remaining a member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and against treating leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2017: Lord Garnier voted against guaranteeing EU derived rights, and the potential to acquire residency rights, for EU and EEA citizens legally resident in the UK. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2017: Lord Garnier voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote

Ministers Intervening in Inquests

There have been votes in Parliament on the powers of ministers to intervene in inquests. Specific votes were held on questions including if the Secretary of State ought be able to order a coroner's inquest to take place without a jury and if a minister ought be able to suspend a coroner's inquest.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests

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All votes about allowing ministers to intervene in inquests:

  • On 10 Jun 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Counter-Terrorism Bill — Disallow inquests without a jury in England and Wales — rejected Show vote
  • On 10 Jun 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Counter Terrorism Bill — Lord Chief Justice to appoint "special coroners" — rejected Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2009: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Coroners and Justice Bill — Condemn the Coroners and Justice Bill — rejected Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2009: Lord Garnier voted against allowing the Lord Chancellor (a minister) to suspend an inquest and replace it with an inquiry and against allowing the use of intercepted communications evidence in inquests. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2009: Lord Garnier voted yes on Coroners and Justice Bill — Schedule 1 — Explicit Approval of Lord Chief Justice Required for Minister to Suspend Coroner's Inquiry -rejected Show vote

Autonomy for Schools

There have been votes in Parliament on giving greater autonomy for schools, including on if more schools should be able to obtain the financial and managerial freedom associated with "academy" status, and the degree of freedom schools ought have in relation to admissions policies.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for greater autonomy for schools

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All votes about greater autonomy for schools:

  • On 11 Mar 1998: Lord Garnier voted yes on School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 1998: Lord Garnier voted yes on School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2002: Lord Garnier voted yes on Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Lord Garnier voted no on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Lord Garnier voted no on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship (No. 2) — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Lord Garnier voted no on Education Bill — Abolish selection by aptitude in state schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2002: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Lords Amendment on Academies' Admissions Arrangements Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2006: Lord Garnier voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Lord Garnier voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Lord Garnier voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Lord Garnier voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Requirement "to have regard to" the Secretary of State's Code for School Admissions — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Lord Garnier voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted against requiring new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted against requiring academy schools to have a curriculum which includes personal, social and health education. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted not to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted against requiring Academy Schools to comply with legislation on pupil exclusions and behaviour partnerships which would otherwise not apply to them. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to allow selective schools which become academies an exemption from the general requirement for academy schools to provide education for pupils of different abilities. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to treat applications from schools seeking academy status received before the bill comes into force as if they were applications under the provisions of the bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Lord Garnier voted not to require school governing bodies and head teachers comply with standards set out by the Secretary of State in relation to the provision of independent careers guidance. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 30 Oct 2013: Lord Garnier voted against requiring state school teachers to have, or be working towards, qualified teacher status. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted against requiring all teachers in all state-funded schools to have, or be working towards, Qualified Teacher Status. Show vote

Removing Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords

There have been votes in Parliament on the removal of the hereditary peers from the House of Lords.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords

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All votes about removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords:

  • On 2 Feb 1999: Lord Garnier voted yes on House of Lords Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected Show vote
  • On 2 Feb 1999: Lord Garnier voted no on House of Lords Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 1999: Lord Garnier voted yes on House of Lords Bill — Exclusion of hereditary peers from voting — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Feb 1999: Lord Garnier voted yes on House of Lords Bill — Hereditary peers to be elected by House of Lords members — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 1999: Lord Garnier voted no on House of Lords Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 1999: Lord Garnier voted yes on House of Lords Bill — Exceptions from the rule that hereditary peers should be abolished Show vote
  • On 8 Jul 2003: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on House of Lords Reform — Exclusion of remaining Hereditary Peers Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Lord Garnier voted no on House of Lords Reform — Remove Hereditary Places Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted to establish a Joint Committee of MPs and Members of the House of Lords to consider proposals to reform the House of Lords Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of reforming the House of Lords, introducing 15 year terms for most members and introducing an elected element. Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of having fewer MPs but against reducing the number of members of the House of Lords. Show vote

Proportional Representation When Electing MPs

There have been votes in Parliament on if the system used to elect MPs to the House of Commons should change to a one where the proportion of seats won by a political party better reflects the proportion of the vote they win.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs

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All votes about a more proportional system for electing MPs:

  • On 9 Feb 2010: Lord Garnier voted for the proposed Autumn 2011 referendum on the system for electing MPs to be on moving to the Alternative Vote system rather than on moving to the Single Transferable Vote. Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2010: Lord Garnier voted no on Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill — New Clause 88 — Referendum on voting systems Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier voted against including voting systems which would be expected to result in proportional representation as options in the referendum on how MPs are elected to the commons. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Lord Garnier voted against only automatically acting on the outcome of the referendum on introducing the alternative vote system for electing MPs if at least forty per cent of electors entitled to vote did so. Show vote
  • On 16 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons) Bill — Leave to Bring In Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote

Asylum

A vote for a stricter asylum system would be a vote to tighten the criteria for granting asylum, to set greater restrictions on activities asylum seekers are permitted to undertake, and to reduce the support provided to those seeking asylum.

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Lord Garnier generally voted for a stricter asylum system

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All votes about a stricter asylum system:

  • On 11 Jun 2002: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not allow appeals against rejected asylum claims from within the UK if the claim is unfounded Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2002: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow earlier rights of appeal — rejected Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow the withdrawal of support from immigrants and asylum seekers in certain circumstances Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not penalise those who bring passengers to the UK without the necessary authority — rejected Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Lord Garnier voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2002: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers can be placed in accommodation centres even if there is no local school pace for dependent children Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2002: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim Show vote
  • On 17 Mar 2003: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2003: Lord Garnier voted yes on Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2003: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2003: Lord Garnier voted yes on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Burden of proof on prosecution rather than defendant in cases where immigrants to not have travel documents — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Lord Garnier voted no on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to failed asylum seekers and their families — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Lord Garnier voted yes on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Asylum appeals should be referred to a higher court — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to asylum seekers even when they make a late claim — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Prevent the government from interpreting the Geneva Convention so that terrorism can be used as grounds to dismiss asylum claims — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2006: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Allow failed asylum seekers to be given cash rather than vouchers — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Jul 2007: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on The Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007 Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to make it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to restrict the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to extend the power to deport an individual before considering an appeal on human rights grounds so it applies to all those appealing on human rights grounds against their removal. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2016: Lord Garnier voted against giving asylum seekers permission to work if a decision on their application takes over six months. Show vote

Royal Mail

There have been votes in Parliament on the privatisation of Royal Mail. Royal Mail was privatised in October 2013.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for the privatisation of Royal Mail

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All votes about the privatisation of Royal Mail:

  • On 11 Feb 2009: Lord Garnier voted yes on Royal Mail — Rapid partial privatization — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2009: Lord Garnier voted no on Royal Mail — Notes Conservatives' failure to invest Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier voted to prepare for and permit Royal Mail privatisation. The vote was also in favour of changing the rules relating to ownership of the Post Office and in favour of passing provisions modifying the regulation of postal services, particularly to protect the UK's universal postal service. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted against requiring a ten year agreement between Royal Mail and Post Office Ltd relating to Royal Mail's use of the post office network prior to the sale of Royal Mail. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted to privatise up to 90% of Royal Mail and for related restructuring. Show vote

Encouragement of Occupational Pensions

A vote to encourage occupational pensions is a vote to promote workplace pension schemes for example by making them tax efficient and easy for employers to run and for employees to understand.

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Lord Garnier generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions

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All votes about encouraging occupational pensions:

  • On 2 Mar 2004: Lord Garnier voted yes on Pensions Bill Show vote
  • On 8 Mar 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Delegated Legislation — Pensions — Automatic Enrolment Regulations Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Lord Garnier voted to make workplace pensions more attractive. Show vote
  • On 20 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted to accelerate raising the state pension age to 66, amend the rules on enrollment to occupational pensions and to take a pension contribution from judges' pay. Show vote
  • On 18 Oct 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Pensions Bill — Third Reading Show vote

VAT Rate

There have been votes in Parliament on the rate at which Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged.

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Lord Garnier generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT

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All votes about increasing the rate of VAT:

  • On 17 Dec 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Reduction of VAT from 17.5% to 15% Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Lord Garnier voted to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — No Increase in VAT Rate for Charities — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Require Impact Assessments Before VAT Increase — rejected Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted not to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5% for one year as of the 30th of August 2011. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier voted against starting long-term investment projects sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and repairs, and against giving a tax break to small companies employing new workers. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — New Homes — VAT — Tax Incentives for Small Companies Employing More Workers Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted against a series of measures aimed at making energy bills more affordable, including extending benefits, reforming the energy market, reducing VAT on home improvements and reforming the Green Deal scheme. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted against reducing public transport fares, and against reducing VAT on fuel to help motorists and boost the economy. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted against measures to stimulate economic growth and job creation; against a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for over a year; against reducing VAT; against a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers and against making infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted against creating jobs; a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for a year; a VAT cut; a tax break for small firms taking on more workers and making infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted against cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Lord Garnier voted against introducing a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 additional affordable homes, against making planned investment sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against calling on the Government to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Lord Garnier voted to levy a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 affordable homes, to invest in infrastructure, to cut VAT on works on homes. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted against reducing VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote

Equalise Number of Electors Per Parliamentary Constituency

There have been votes in Parliament on equalising the number of people who elect each MP. Specific votes have been held on if there ought be exceptions to rules aimed at equalising the size of constituencies for special cases such as Cornwall and the Isle of Wight.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency

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All votes about an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency:

  • On 6 Sep 2010: Lord Garnier voted in favour of a referendum on using the Alternative Vote system in general elections and for parliamentary constituency boundary changes which would have reduced the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the number of MPs to 600, and to equalise the number of electors in each UK Parliamentary constituency with some exceptions for hard to access areas. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Lord Garnier voted not to make specified exemptions from proposals to equalise the number of electors in each parliamentary constituency and voted against guaranteeing certain areas a whole number of MPs and also against widening the band within which the number of electors in every constituencies must remain. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Lord Garnier voted against a provision which would ensure a whole number of MPs would represent each of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Anglesey, Argyll and Bute, the Highland Council area and the Isle of Wight. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Lord Garnier voted for a referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs and to equalise the number of electors in each constituency via boundary changes which would also reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted not to increase the permitted variation from the norm in the number of voters in each parliamentary constituency to 7.5% from the 5% previously proposed. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted not to increase the permitted variation from the norm in the number of voters in each parliamentary constituency to 7.5% from the 5% previously proposed. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of allowing a Parliamentary constituency to cover both part of the Isle of Wight and part of the UK mainland. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted to create two Parliamentary constituencies wholly on the Isle of Wight rather than just one. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted against postponing a review of the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies until 2018 and against delaying a review of the effect of reducing the number of MPs Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Civil Service Redundancy Payments

There have been votes in Parliament on introducing a cap on civil service redundancy payments.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for capping civil service redundancy payments

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All votes about capping civil service redundancy payments:

  • On 7 Sep 2010: Lord Garnier voted to cap civil service redundancy payments at a maximum of 12 months’ pay for compulsory redundancy and 15 months’ for voluntary exits. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2010: Lord Garnier voted to cap civil service redundancy payments. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier voted to remove the need to get the agreement of civil servants before reducing (capping) their severance payments. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier voted to cap civil service redundancy payments. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier voted to cap civil service redundancy payments. Show vote

Automatic Enrolment in Occupational Pensions

A vote for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions is a vote for low-to-mid income earners to be enrolled into pension schemes automatically.

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Lord Garnier voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions

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All votes about automatic enrolment in occupational pensions:

  • On 8 Mar 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Delegated Legislation — Pensions — Automatic Enrolment Regulations Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2010: Lord Garnier voted to make workplace pensions more attractive. Show vote

Undergraduate Tuition Fees - England

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of undergraduate tuition fees universities in England are permitted to charge students from the UK.

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Lord Garnier voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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All votes about raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year:

  • On 9 Dec 2010: Lord Garnier voted to raise the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Show vote

Number of MPs in the House of Commons

There have been votes in Parliament on reducing the number of MPs in the House of Commons and reviewing the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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All votes about fewer MPs in the House of Commons:

  • On 6 Sep 2010: Lord Garnier voted in favour of a referendum on using the Alternative Vote system in general elections and for parliamentary constituency boundary changes which would have reduced the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Lord Garnier voted to authorise spending the money required to enact the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill and pay the costs of the referendum on the alternative vote and the costs of the process of redrawing constituencies should the bill become law. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier voted against reviewing the number and size of Parliamentary constituencies in Wales within a year of deciding to go ahead with a referendum in Wales on additional devolution to the Welsh Assembly. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2010: Lord Garnier voted not to make specified exemptions from proposals to equalise the number of electors in each parliamentary constituency and voted against guaranteeing certain areas a whole number of MPs and also against widening the band within which the number of electors in every constituencies must remain. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted against postponing a review of the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies until 2018 and against delaying a review of the effect of reducing the number of MPs Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of having fewer MPs but against reducing the number of members of the House of Lords. Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Foundation Hospitals

Foundation Hospitals are hospitals run by NHS Foundation Trusts. An NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS in England and Wales given financial and managerial independence from the Department of Health.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted against introducing foundation hospitals

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All votes about introducing foundation hospitals:

  • On 7 May 2003: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill Show vote
  • On 7 May 2003: Lord Garnier voted no on Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill Show vote
  • On 8 Jul 2003: Lord Garnier voted yes on Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — NHS Foundation Trusts Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2003: Lord Garnier voted against introducing NHS foundation trusts, bodies with a degree of financial and managerial independence from the Department of Health. Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2003: Lord Garnier voted no on Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — Clause 1 — NHS Foundation Trusts Show vote

Coalition Programme for Government - For

the policies outlined in the "programme for government" also known as the "coalition agreement" agreed between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are right.

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Lord Garnier generally voted for the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement

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All votes about the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement:

  • On 7 Jun 2010: Lord Garnier voted to support the Liberal - Conservative Coalition's programme for government Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2010: Lord Garnier voted to support the economic measures contained in the Liberal - Conservative Coalition's programme for government Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2010: Lord Garnier voted to support the Government's programme as outlined in the Queen's Speech Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted not to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Lord Garnier voted not to oppose the combination of preparations for a referendum on the Alternative Vote electoral system with redrawing constituency boundaries. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Lord Garnier voted in favour of a referendum on using the Alternative Vote system in general elections and for parliamentary constituency boundary changes which would have reduced the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the number of MPs to 600, and to equalise the number of electors in each UK Parliamentary constituency with some exceptions for hard to access areas. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Lord Garnier voted for a referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs and to equalise the number of electors in each constituency via boundary changes which would also reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted to privatise up to 90% of Royal Mail and for related restructuring. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted to devolve more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted for a banking levy, a tax charged as a fraction of a bank's assets, and against a financial transaction tax. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted not to increase the permitted variation from the norm in the number of voters in each parliamentary constituency to 7.5% from the 5% previously proposed. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted to create two Parliamentary constituencies wholly on the Isle of Wight rather than just one. Show vote
  • On 16 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted against a legally binding Military Covenant set out in law. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Lord Garnier voted to devolve more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2011: Lord Garnier voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of introducing elected police and crime commissioners for each police area in England and Wales outside of London. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners and to reject an alternative of Police and Crime Panels electing commissioners from among their number. Show vote
  • On 11 Oct 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Protection of Freedoms Bill — Third Reading — DNA Retention, Clamping, CCTV, FOI Datasets Show vote
  • On 7 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier voted against requiring transitional arrangements where regional planning policies called regional strategies are abolished. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of cutting the subsidy for electricity generated via renewable or low-carbon methods on 12 December 2011 and against ensuring the future of the payments. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Draft City of Birmingham (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Draft City of Bradford (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted to require Liverpool City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted to require Nottingham City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted to require Leeds City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted to require Bristol City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted against banking reforms to give businesses easier access to credit and to bring transparency, accountability and responsibility into the setting of pay in the banking sector. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted to require Manchester City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted to require Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted to require Sheffield City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted to require Coventry City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted to require Wakefield City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Health and Social Care Bill Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill (carry over) Show vote
  • On 23 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Individual Electoral Registration to replace the previous household based system. Show vote
  • On 23 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of introducing individual voter registration and other changes to electoral registration and the administration of elections. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Defence Reform — Military Covenant — Strategic Defence and Security Review Assumptions Show vote
  • On 27 Jun 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Third Reading — Individual voter registration etc. Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of reforming the House of Lords, introducing 15 year terms for most members and introducing an elected element. Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted against asking the Government to take action to prevent rationing by cost in the NHS and against calling on the Government to honour its pledge to increase health spending in real terms each year. Show vote
  • On 25 Oct 2012: Lord Garnier voted against stopping badger cull which was aimed at tackling bovine tuberculosis. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Lord Garnier voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted against postponing a review of the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies until 2018 and against delaying a review of the effect of reducing the number of MPs Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 5 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted for the proposed badger cull. Show vote
  • On 5 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted in favour of culling badgers in an effort to control bovine tuberculosis. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2013: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2013: Lord Garnier voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Recall of Elected Representatives — Power for Voters to Prompt New Election Before Term of Office Ends Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Backbench Business — Badger Cull Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted in favour of increasing the rate of the bank levy tax and in favour of changes aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the levy. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted for a High Speed Rail link between London and the West Midlands. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted for a High Speed Rail link between London and the West Midlands. Show vote
  • On 7 May 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Minimum Price of Alcohol Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Lord Garnier voted in favour of requiring the mass retention of information about communications, (but not the content of those communications); in favour of arrangements to limit access to such information; in favour of requiring those based outside of the UK to comply with warrants to intercept the content of communications and to state operators of internet-based services may be required enact such intercepts; and also in favour of limiting the use of intercepts, and police access to communications data, on economic grounds to cases involving the interests of national security. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Lord Garnier voted in favour of requiring the mass retention of information about communications, (but not the content of those communications); in favour of arrangements to limit access to such information; in favour of requiring those based outside of the UK to comply with warrants to intercept the content of communications and to state operators of internet-based services may be required enact such intercepts; in favour of limiting the use of intercepts, and police access to communications data, on economic grounds to cases involving the interests of national security; and also in favour of more frequent reports from the Interception of Communications Commissioner and for the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation to review the operation and regulation of investigatory powers by May 2015. Show vote
  • On 7 Nov 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Football Governance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote

Spending on Welfare Benefits

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of spending on welfare benefits. Specific matters voted on include a cap on the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year, the rate of increase of various benefits, and the operation of specific benefits.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

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All votes about a reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 9 Nov 2010: Lord Garnier voted in support of government plans to reduce housing benefit for those who have been on Jobseekers Allowance for over a year. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of scrapping the education maintenance allowance (EMA) in England. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted to support the Government reforms to arrangements for supporting students aged 16-19. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted against introducing a childcare element to Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted against a proposal to exclude up to fifty thousand pounds in an ISA from the assessment of capital used to determine if someone in work is eligible for Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted to move from a national council tax benefit to a system of local councils administering council tax reductions for those in financial need. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those Ill or Disabled Since Their Youth Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Period of Entitlement to Contributory Employment and Support Allowance Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those With Cancer Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted not to exclude child benefit from the benefit cap. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted not to set the lower rate of the Universal Credit payment in relation to disabled children and young people at a minimum of two-thirds of the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted not to require the housing cost element of universal credit be sufficient to cover the actual cost of housing for social tenants in cases where no offer of alternative accommodation has been made and the household has no more than one spare bedroom. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted not to add proposed exclusions from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2012: Lord Garnier voted to introduce under-occupation criteria applying to housing benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector and to set the rates of Local Housing Allowance which applies to private rented accommodation. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Draft Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012 — Individual Benefits Cap Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted in favour of capping any increase in working age benefits and tax credits at 1% rather than potentially allowing them to rise by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted to cap any increase discretionary working age benefits and tax credits at 1% in 2014-15 and 2015-16 Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted to set the rate of increase of certain benefits, payments and tax credits at 1% rather than in line with prices at 2.2% for 2014 and 2015 Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather allow them to be increased by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather than allow them to increase by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Lord Garnier voted in favour of a housing benefit under-occupancy penalty. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Lord Garnier voted in favour of reducing housing benefit for those deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Lord Garnier voted for a reduction in housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2014: Lord Garnier voted not to halt further spending and welfare cuts and not to investigate the impact of austerity measures on the incidence of poverty and inequality. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted to cap the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year. Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2015: Lord Garnier voted yes on Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of proposed spending cuts and changes to the welfare system and in favour of spending on new nuclear weapons. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2015: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted for reducing public borrowing and in favour of capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of an impending reduction in the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of reducing the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted against a transitional scheme to protect those currently receiving tax credits as reductions in the amounts paid are brought in. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted for proposed cuts to tax credits and against investment aimed at growing a productive economy focused on science, technology and green jobs. Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2016: Lord Garnier voted n favour of planned housing benefit cuts applying to those in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Lord Garnier voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Lord Garnier voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted against making the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted against making the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; against plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and against a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier voted for reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants who are deemed capable of work. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Lord Garnier voted for cuts in housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Lord Garnier voted for reducing public borrowing and for capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of reductions to the work allowance element of universal credit and reductions to employment and support allowance and against analysing how changes impact those in different incomes. Show vote

Central Government Funding for Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of funding for local councils.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about reducing central government funding of local government:

  • On 29 Jun 2010: Lord Garnier voted against expressing regret in relation to central funding of local government and against resolving to base future decisions on local government funding on fairness, protecting front line services and promoting growth. Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted to reduce funding for local councils by 4 percent in 2011-12 compared to 2010-11. Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2013: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14 (England) Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2015: Lord Garnier voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2015-16 at a level 25% lower than it was set for 2014-15. Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2016: Lord Garnier voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2016-17 at a level 24.6% lower than it was set for 2015-16. Show vote
  • On 22 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2017-18 at a level 44% lower than it was set for 2016-17. Show vote

Housing Benefit Reduction For Those Deemed to have Excess Bedrooms

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction, and operation of, a policy to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. This policy has been called the "Bedroom Tax" by Labour and some commentators .

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax"):

  • On 9 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted not to require the housing cost element of universal credit be sufficient to cover the actual cost of housing for social tenants in cases where no offer of alternative accommodation has been made and the household has no more than one spare bedroom. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted not to add proposed exclusions from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2012: Lord Garnier voted to introduce under-occupation criteria applying to housing benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector and to set the rates of Local Housing Allowance which applies to private rented accommodation. Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Lord Garnier voted in favour of a housing benefit under-occupancy penalty. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Lord Garnier voted in favour of reducing housing benefit for those deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Lord Garnier voted for a reduction in housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2013: Lord Garnier voted against publishing the results of research into food banks; against freezing energy prices; against a water affordability scheme; against measures to end abuses of zero hours contract; against incentives for those paying the living wage and against abolishing the under-occupancy penalty for social housing tenants. Show vote
  • On 12 Feb 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit and Universal Credit — Regular Payments and Penalty for Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2014: Lord Garnier voted to remove an exemption from housing benefit penalties due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms which applied to those who've continuously received the benefit in the same property since before 1 January 1996. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2014: Lord Garnier voted against exemptions to the benefit penalty applied to social housing tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms and against requiring a report on affordable housing. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Carers Bedroom Entitlement (Social Housing Sector) Bill Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2014: Lord Garnier voted to keep the penalty for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms; against freezing energy bills; and against measures to increase pay rates in Wales. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Lord Garnier voted in favour of housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Lord Garnier voted in favour of housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote

Benefits for Those Unemployed Due to Illness or Disability

The amount of welfare benefits paid to those unemployed due to disability or illness has been the subject of a number of votes in Parliament.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

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All votes about paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:

  • On 9 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those Ill or Disabled Since Their Youth Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Period of Entitlement to Contributory Employment and Support Allowance Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those With Cancer Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier voted not to set the lower rate of the Universal Credit payment in relation to disabled children and young people at a minimum of two-thirds of the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted against making the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted against making the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier voted for reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants who are deemed capable of work. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Lord Garnier voted for cuts in housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote

Welfare Benefit Levels

Welfare benefits are payments, including tax credits, which the Government makes to those on who are on low incomes or who meet certain criteria. There have been votes in Parliament on the level of these payments and if they should increase at least in line with prices.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices

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All votes about raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices:

  • On 8 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted in favour of capping any increase in working age benefits and tax credits at 1% rather than potentially allowing them to rise by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted to cap any increase discretionary working age benefits and tax credits at 1% in 2014-15 and 2015-16 Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted to set the rate of increase of certain benefits, payments and tax credits at 1% rather than in line with prices at 2.2% for 2014 and 2015 Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather allow them to be increased by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather than allow them to increase by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote

NHS Commissioning

There have been votes in Parliament on if GPs should buy services such as out of hours care, ambulance services and hospital care on behalf of their patients.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients

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All votes about reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients:

  • On 31 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted in support of the Government's NHS reorganisation. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2011: Lord Garnier voted against fundamentally changing the Government's plans for NHS reforms including dropping the proposed market-based approach. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2011: Lord Garnier voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2011: Lord Garnier voted against dropping the Health and Social Care Bill and against entering cross party talks on reforming NHS commissioning. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Health and Social Care Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Health and Social Care Bill Show vote

NHS Services for Private Patients

There have been votes in Parliament on restricting the ability of NHS Trusts to generate income from private patients.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS

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All votes about restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS:

  • On 16 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted in support of the Government's NHS reorganisation. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2011: Lord Garnier voted to remove the restriction on the amount of income a foundation trust can earn from private charges, known as the "private patient income cap". Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2011: Lord Garnier voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2011: Lord Garnier voted against dropping the Health and Social Care Bill and against entering cross party talks on reforming NHS commissioning. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted against reducing the amount of income a NHS foundation trust is permitted to make from private patients. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Health and Social Care Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Health and Social Care Bill Show vote

Third Party Campaigning in Elections

There have been votes in Parliament on the regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections

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All votes about greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections:

  • On 3 Sep 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Lord Garnier voted to regulate and restrict all spending broadly connected with an election by those campaigning who are not candidates, or putting up candidates, with an exemption for communications with an organisation's own supporters. Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Lord Garnier voted to regulate and restrict election related campaigning by those who are who are not candidates, or putting up candidates, when it involves spending on advertising and material delivered to households etc. but not when it involves informing people about their candidates or communicating with their own organisation's supporters. Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the amount campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, are permitted to spend on elections, and to reduce the spending threshold at which such campaigners are required to register. Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Lord Garnier voted to cap the amount a campaigner who is not a candidate or putting up candidates can spend in each individual constituency during an election period at £9,750. Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Lord Garnier voted for more restrictions on the activities of campaigners who are not candidates or are not putting up candidates during elections. Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the amount campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, are permitted to spend on elections, and to reduce the spending threshold at which such campaigners are required to register. Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted to include staff costs under the controls on spending by campaigners who are not candidates, or who are not putting up candidates, in general elections. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted against limiting what counts as controlled expenditure by third parties in general elections to only expenditure on election materials and unsolicited phone calls. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2016: Lord Garnier voted against making clear charities can undertake political campaigning. Show vote

Corporation Tax Rate

There have been votes in Parliament on the rate of tax charged on a company's profits.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for reducing the rate of corporation tax

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All votes about reducing the rate of corporation tax:

  • On 6 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill (carry over) Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted to raise the basic income tax free allowance, cut corporation tax, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted to charge corporation tax during 2014-15 Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote
  • On 11 Apr 2016: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, change the way dividends are taxed, cut capital gains tax and reduce the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the main rate of corporation tax for the financial year 2020 from 18% to 17%. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the main rate of corporation tax to be charged in 2020. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, change the way dividends are taxed, cut capital gains tax and reduce the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote

Income Tax Personal Allowance

There have been votes in Parliament on the earnings threshold at which an individual starts to become subject to income tax.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax

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All votes about raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax:

  • On 29 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill (carry over) Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted to raise the basic income tax free allowance, cut corporation tax, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote
  • On 11 Apr 2016: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, change the way dividends are taxed, cut capital gains tax and reduce the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, change the way dividends are taxed, cut capital gains tax and reduce the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote

Income Tax Additional Rate

There have been votes in Parliament on the rate of income tax which applies to income over £150,000. This is the top income tax band known as the additional rate.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted against increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000:

  • On 26 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier voted to indicate support for a reduction in the additional rate of income tax, which applies to income over £150k, from 50% to 45%. Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of cutting the top rate of income tax applying to income over £150,000 from 50% to 45%. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Lord Garnier voted in favour of cutting the income tax rate applied to those earning over £150,000 a year. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted against increasing the top rate of income tax. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted to charge income tax in the 2015-16 financial year and to set the basic rate at 20%, the higher rate at 40% and the additional rate at 45%. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote

Financial Support for 16-19 Year Olds in Education and Training

There have been votes in Parliament on providing financial support for 16-19 year olds in education or training; particularly following the replacement of the education maintenance allowance.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education

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All votes about ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education:

  • On 19 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of scrapping the education maintenance allowance (EMA) in England. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted to support the Government reforms to arrangements for supporting students aged 16-19. Show vote

Retention of Business Rates by Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on reforming the way local councils are funded including a switch from central grants to allowing councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas

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All votes about local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas:

  • On 10 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 1 — Local Retention of Business Rates Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2013: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14 (England) Show vote

Support for Those Unable to Afford Council Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the question of localising the systems for helping those in financial need pay council tax by abolishing the council tax benefit and replacing it with local council tax reduction schemes.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support

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All votes about making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support:

  • On 10 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted to move from a national council tax benefit to a system of local councils administering council tax reductions for those in financial need. Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote

Bankers' Bonus Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of taxation applied to Banker' Bonuses. In 2009 a one-off 50% tax on on any individual discretionary bonus over £25,000 paid to a banker was levied and there have been a number of votes since on reintroducing such a tax.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against a banker’s bonus tax

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All votes about a banker’s bonus tax:

  • On 22 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the chancellor to review the possibility of reintroducing a tax on bankers' bonuses and how the revenue raised could be spent on tackling unemployment. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Youth Employment Bill — Youth Training and Employment — Bank Bonus Budget Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2011: Lord Garnier voted against a tax on bank bonuses to be spent on creating 100,000 jobs and building 25,000 affordable homes; against increased funding to support businesses; against more apprenticeships; and against a VAT cut. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier voted against starting long-term investment projects sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and repairs, and against giving a tax break to small companies employing new workers. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — New Homes — VAT — Tax Incentives for Small Companies Employing More Workers Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted against urgent action to kickstart the economy to promote jobs and growth, against a tax on bankers' bonuses and against the government funding 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 209 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted against measures to stimulate economic growth and job creation; against a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for over a year; against reducing VAT; against a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers and against making infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted against creating jobs; a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for a year; a VAT cut; a tax break for small firms taking on more workers and making infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted against requiring a report on a tax on Bankers' Bonuses, including on how the revenue raised could be spent to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Lord Garnier voted against introducing a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 additional affordable homes, against making planned investment sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against calling on the Government to create jobs. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Lord Garnier voted to levy a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 affordable homes, to invest in infrastructure, to cut VAT on works on homes. Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonus Tax — Impact of Disability Benefit Changes Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted against consideration of a new tax on bankers' bonuses. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Lord Garnier voted against providing those who've been on Jobseeker's Allowance for a period an offer of a paid job with training that they must take up or lose their benefits. Show vote

Same Sex Marriage

There have been votes in Parliament on the question of if same sex couples ought be allowed to marry.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex

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All votes about allowing marriage between two people of same sex:

  • On 25 May 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Gender Recognition Bill — Allow Marriages to Remain Valid If They Become a Same Sex Marriage Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Lord Garnier voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — (Carry-over) Show vote
  • On 21 May 2013: Lord Garnier voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted against various amendments to acts of Parliament in light of the introduction of same sex marriage. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted against making same sex marriage available to armed forces personnel outside the UK. Show vote

Academy Schools

Schools with "Academy Status" are given financial independence and freedom from local authority control. Votes have also been held on what requirements ought be made of Academy Schools in relation to admissions, exclusions and personal, social and health education.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for academy schools

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about academy schools:

  • On 19 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted against requiring new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to treat applications from schools seeking academy status received before the bill comes into force as if they were applications under the provisions of the bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of turning all primary and secondary schools in England to become academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 25 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted not to take the opportunity to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and not to take the opportunity to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote

Use of UK Military Forces In Combat Abroad

There have been votes in Parliament on the use of UK Military Forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas:

  • On 25 Nov 2002: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the support of the UN Security Council and the support of a vote of MPs in the House of Commons before the commitment of UK forces to military action in Iraq. Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2003: Lord Garnier voted against saying the case for military action against Iraq is as yet unproven Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Lord Garnier voted against saying that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established, Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Lord Garnier voted that the Government should use all means necessary to ensure the disarmament of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction leading to the UK joining the US invasion of Iraq two days later. Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2010: Lord Garnier voted to support the continued deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan. Show vote
  • On 21 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to support the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya. Show vote
  • On 29 Aug 2013: Lord Garnier voted against requiring conditions be fulfilled, including a vote of the UN Security Council before any military action involving UK forces in response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Show vote
  • On 29 Aug 2013: Lord Garnier voted to agree a strong humanitarian response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria was required from the international community that may, if necessary, require military action. Show vote
  • On 26 Sep 2014: Lord Garnier voted for UK air strikes in Iraq to support Iraqi forces' efforts against ISIL. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote

Tax Avoidance

Parliament has voted on measures, including the introduction of a general anti-abuse rule, aimed at tackling abusive tax avoidance.

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Lord Garnier voted a mixture of for and against measures to reduce tax avoidance

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All votes about measures to reduce tax avoidance:

  • On 25 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted against requiring a review of the potential for new internationally co-ordinated laws requiring greater transparency on how much tax multi-national companies pay to the UK and other countries. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Lord Garnier voted against introducing a penalty regime for the general anti-abuse rule and against other measures intended to reduce tax avoidance. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Lord Garnier voted against implementing a series of proposals intended to reduce tax avoidance and evasion. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2016: Lord Garnier voted against giving the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority duties to combat abusive tax avoidance arrangements, including by ascertaining and recording the beneficial ownership of trusts. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier voted against requiring multinational enterprises to publish a country by country tax strategy including information on their attitude to tax planning. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Lord Garnier voted to raise the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to restrict the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than salary and for other changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Lord Garnier voted to raise the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to restrict the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than via salary and for other changes to the tax system. Show vote

Incentives for Companies to Invest in Assets

The tax incentive for companies to invest in assets (eg. new equipment) is determined by the "annual investment allowance" - the amount spent on investing assets in a year which companies (or self-employed individuals) can deduct from their profits prior to the calculation of corporation tax.

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Lord Garnier generally voted for stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assets

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All votes about stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assets:

  • On 8 Jun 2010: Lord Garnier voted to support the economic measures contained in the Liberal - Conservative Coalition's programme for government Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the tax incentives for companies to invest in assets. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, to reduce corporation tax, and to give a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well as to support other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote

Rail Fares

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of regulating, and capping, rail fares.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted against slowing the rise in rail fares

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about slowing the rise in rail fares:

  • On 11 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted to allow individual rail fares to be increased by more than the amount of the Government's cap on average increases. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted against reducing public transport fares, and against reducing VAT on fuel to help motorists and boost the economy. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Lord Garnier voted against capping annual rail fair increases at 1% above inflation and not to ban increases in excess of that limit. Show vote
  • On 9 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Rising Cost of Transport — Cap on Rail Fare Increases Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2013: Lord Garnier voted against calling on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on "rip off" rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system. Show vote

Fuel Taxes

There have been votes in Parliament on the rates of taxation applying to fuel for motor vehicles.

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Lord Garnier voted a mixture of for and against lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles:

  • On 13 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted against introducing a lower rate tax on fuel in the most remote areas. Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted against taxes on fuel for motor vehicles. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted not to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5% for one year as of the 30th of August 2011. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted against reducing public transport fares, and against reducing VAT on fuel to help motorists and boost the economy. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted against cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted to raise the basic income tax free allowance, cut corporation tax, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of increasing taxes on fuel by 3% as of January 2013. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted against reducing VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote

Taxes on Alcoholic Drinks

There have been votes in Parliament on the rates of taxation applying to alcoholic drinks.

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Lord Garnier generally voted for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about higher taxes on alcoholic drinks:

  • On 30 Mar 2010: Lord Garnier voted against increasing taxes on alcoholic drinks. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted not to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5% for one year as of the 30th of August 2011. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted against cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted to raise the basic income tax free allowance, cut corporation tax, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted against reducing VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2017: Lord Garnier voted to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Lord Garnier voted to raise the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to restrict the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than salary and for other changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Lord Garnier voted to raise the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to restrict the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than via salary and for other changes to the tax system. Show vote

Powers of Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the extent of powers devolved to local government on a range of matters from planning to the regulation of street trading.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against more powers for local councils

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more powers for local councils:

  • On 19 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier voted to give more powers to London local authorities. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted to devolve more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted to authorise spending relating to the Localism Bill, enabling the devolution of more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to recommend publicity by local authorities be lawful, cost effective, objective etc. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to empower local government officials, as well as police officers, to direct that prohibited activity in Parliament Square must either cease, or not start. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Lord Garnier voted not to give local councils more powers in relation to school admissions. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Lord Garnier voted t to limit the power of the Secretary of State to repeal laws considered to detract from the general power of competence for local authorities. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Lord Garnier voted for the Secretary of State to have the power to implement change a local council's system of governance to a mayor and cabinet executive. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Lord Garnier voted against making specific planning permission be required for betting shops rather than allowing any premises with permission for use for financial and professional services to become a betting shop. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Lord Garnier voted against only allowing the Mayor of London to designate a Mayoral development area if the majority of councils covering the area agree to the designation. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Lord Garnier voted to devolve more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 4 — Power to Require Name and Address for Council Officers, PCSOs and Accredited Individuals When Issuing FPNs Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 1 — Local Retention of Business Rates Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Street Litter Control Notices — Application to All Non Domestic Premises Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier voted against requiring local councils to keep the amount they spend on council tax reductions for those in financial need the same from year to year. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 9 — Street trading: vehicles and the internet Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Lord Garnier voted for an option to make planning applications directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier voted against more regulation of the private rental sector, against a national register of landlords, against clearer information on charges, and against the promotion of longer tenancies when tenants want them. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted against giving local councils the power to remove householders' permitted development rights. Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Lord Garnier voted against giving more powers to local communities in relation to high streets and town and city centres. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2013: Lord Garnier voted against a proposal to only allow the Secretary of State to issue a direction to a local council relating to compliance with the code of practice on local authority publicity where evidence of a breach of a code has been sent to the authority and, if the authority has replied, that a report from the Secretary of State in light of that reply has been published. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted against boosting housing supply by reforming the development industry; against measures to tackle landbanking; against a new generation of New Towns and Garden Cities and against giving local authorities a new right to grow to deliver the homes their communities need. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted against giving local councils powers to prevent the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals and betting shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted against giving local government more powers to regulate betting shops and fixed odds betting terminals. Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Lord Garnier voted against local government having powers to develop more integrated, frequent, cheaper and greener bus services with integrated Oyster card-style ticketing. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Lord Garnier voted to require a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for hydraulic fracturing being given. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted to let planning authorities insist Londoners wishing to rent out their homes for short periods have specific planning permission to do so on the grounds the authority considers that it is "necessary" rather than merely "desirable" to "protect the amenity of the locality". Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of allowing more devolution of powers to local councils and to enable councils to collaboratively form regional combined authorities. Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to allow the creation of a combined authority to be made conditional on the authority having an elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the consent of the devolved administrations and local government before applying new regulations on trade union activity within their areas of responsibility. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted to give local government powers to vary the restrictions on large shops opening on Sundays. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of turning all primary and secondary schools in England to become academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted for central Government, rather than local councils, to determine how many starter homes to be sold to first time buyers at a discount are to be required to be provided in new residential developments. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the local retention of funds from selling high value council homes where there is a local need for social housing. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted to require local councils to charge high income social housing tenants rent at levels set by central Government. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted not to exempt local councils from having to require discounted starter homes on certain new developments if they provide affordable home ownership via other routes. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted against giving local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Neighbourhood Planning Bill — New Clause 9 — Requirement for Planning Permission for the Demolition or Change of Use of Drinking Establishments Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Neighbourhood Planning Bill — Clause 12 — Power for Secretary of State to Ban Certain Types of Planning Conditions in England Show vote

Police and Crime Commissioners

Elected Police and Crime Commissioners are individuals responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the police in England and Wales.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners:

  • On 8 Sep 2010: Lord Garnier voted in favour of introducing elected Police and Crime Commissioners Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted against requiring an inquiry by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary on the impact of introducing Police and Crime Commissioners, and to consider its recommendations before introducing them. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 23 May 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of introducing Police and Crime Commissioners to provide strategic direction for, and oversight of, police forces. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of introducing elected police and crime commissioners for each police area in England and Wales outside of London. Show vote
  • On 4 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of proposed detailed rules for the election of Police and Crime Commissioners. Show vote

Public Forests

The Public Forest Estate in England comprises about 2% of the land in England and 18% of the woods and forests. MPs have voted on if the estate ought remain publicly-owned and managed by the Forestry Commission or if it should be sold off.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for selling England’s state owned forests

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about selling England’s state owned forests:

  • On 2 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the sale of England's public forest estate. Show vote
  • On 2 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted to approve arrangements for public access to, and conservation of, for England's public forests once they are sold off. Show vote

Fixed Term Parliaments

Fixed Term Parliaments involve holding general elections on a regular basis, for example every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Without Fixed Term Parliaments a party with a majority had significant influence over the timing of a general election.

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Lord Garnier generally voted for fixed periods between parliamentary elections

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about fixed periods between parliamentary elections:

  • On 13 Sep 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2010: Lord Garnier voted for no exceptions from the five year fixed term of a parliament and against the monarch have powers in relation determining when MPs meet in Parliament. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier voted to hold general elections on a regular basis every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Lord Garnier voted against requiring a resolution of both Houses of Parliament to approve the date of a general election. Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 Show vote

Taxes on Plane Tickets

MPs have held a number of votes on the rates of Air Passenger Duty and the details of which flights it ought apply to.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for higher taxes on plane tickets

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about higher taxes on plane tickets:

  • On 26 Mar 2012: Lord Garnier voted for increases in Air Passenger Duty Rates Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill (carry over) Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted to raise the basic income tax free allowance, cut corporation tax, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted to increase rates of Air Passenger Duty Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted to increase Air Passenger Duty Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted in favour of proposed increases in Air Passenger Duty. Show vote

Jobs Guarantee for Young People

There have been votes in Parliament on if the Government should fund guaranteed jobs for young people.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed

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All votes about spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed:

  • On 12 Oct 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — New Homes — VAT — Tax Incentives for Small Companies Employing More Workers Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted against measures to stimulate economic growth and job creation; against a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for over a year; against reducing VAT; against a tax break for small firms taking on extra workers and against making infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2012: Lord Garnier voted against creating jobs; a tax on bank bonuses to fund guaranteed jobs for young people out of work for a year; a VAT cut; a tax break for small firms taking on more workers and making infrastructure investment sooner. Show vote
  • On 15 May 2013: Lord Garnier voted against a package of economic policies including bringing forward long-term infrastructure investment, building 100,000 affordable homes, and guaranteeing jobs for the long term unemployed. Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2013: Lord Garnier voted against calling on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on "rip off" rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system. Show vote
  • On 27 Nov 2013: Lord Garnier voted against an energy price freeze; against long term reforms to the energy market; against more free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds; against action to boost the housing supply and against a compulsory jobs guarantee for young people and the long term unemployed. Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2014: Lord Garnier voted against a range of economic policies including raising the minimum wage, reintroducing a 10% starting rate of income tax and boosting the supply of housing. Show vote

Equality and Human Rights

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of where prejudice or discrimination should be made illegal and where exceptions should be made to permit otherwise illegal discrimination. MPs have also voted on the degree to which "human rights" are protected.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against laws to promote equality and human rights

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All votes about laws to promote equality and human rights:

  • On 13 Jul 2011: Lord Garnier voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Lord Garnier voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted to remove the duty on the Commission for Equality and Human Rights to work to support the development of a society where people's ability to achieve their potential is not limited by prejudice or discrimination and there is respect for human rights. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — New Clause 15 — Exemptions to Automatic Deportation of Criminals on Human Rights Grounds Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted against making it unlawful for any provider of regulated social care to act in a manner incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted against carrying out an assessment of the impact of Government policies on women; against mitigating any disproportionate burden on women and against publishing a gender equality strategy. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; against plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and against a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2016: Lord Garnier voted against calling on the Government to ensure women and protected groups are not disproportionally impacted by tax and benefit changes and against publication of a gender equality strategy to improve the position of women. Show vote

Low Carbon Electricity Generation

There have been votes in Parliament relating to finanical incentives designed to encourage electricity generation via methods which involve low levels of carbon emissions. Matters voted on include subsidies for renewable energy generation and on limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power stations.

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Lord Garnier voted a mixture of for and against financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods

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All votes about financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods:

  • On 23 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of cutting the subsidy for electricity generated via renewable or low-carbon methods on 12 December 2011 and against ensuring the future of the payments. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of proposed cuts to subsidies (feed-in-tariffs) for electricity produced from renewable or low-carbon techniques. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Lord Garnier voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted against allowing financial incentives for small-scale low-carbon generation of electricity to be paid to plants which were previously too big to be eligible. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote

Pub Leases

There have been votes in Parliament on the question of if pub companies should be required to offer their tenants an option to rent the premises with no requirement to buy beer, and other supplies, from the pub company.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases

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All votes about requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases:

  • On 9 Jan 2013: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Pub Companies — Require Free-of-Tie Option for Tenants Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted against a statutory code of practice for large pub companies which would require them to offer the option of a rent only leases. Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2014: Lord Garnier voted against requiring large pub-owning businesses to offer their tenants and leaseholders a market rent only option (rather than insisting on a contract requiring them to buy beer, and other supplies, from the pub company). Show vote
  • On 2 Feb 2016: Lord Garnier voted for a Small Business Commissioner to address disputes with larger businesses; to protect the term apprenticeship in law; to require insurers to pay insurance claims within a reasonable time and for other measures intended to support the growth of enterprise in the UK. Show vote

Military Covenant

The armed forces covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces. It recognises the nation's moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families. MPs have voted on the extent to which there should be special provisions for current, and former, service personnel in relation to public services.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against strengthening the Military Covenant

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All votes about strengthening the Military Covenant:

  • On 1 Mar 2010: Lord Garnier voted to express a belief the military has been underfunded and the Government has failed to honor the Military Covenant. Show vote
  • On 16 Feb 2011: Lord Garnier voted against a legally binding Military Covenant set out in law. Show vote
  • On 14 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Armed Forces Bill — New Clause 17 — Special Health, Housing and Education Provisions for Service Personnel Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Defence Reform — Military Covenant — Strategic Defence and Security Review Assumptions Show vote

Legal Aid

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of eligibility for legal aid. Matters which have been voted on include means testing, if aid should be generally restricted to those residing in the UK, and which legal services should be funded by legal aid.

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Lord Garnier generally voted for restricting the scope of legal aid

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All votes about restricting the scope of legal aid:

  • On 29 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted to reform legal aid, including removing it from some types of cases, to reform sentencing, and remand and to introduce new offences relating to threatening with a weapon. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2011: Lord Garnier voted against explicitly including threats plus financial and emotional abuse in the definition of domestic abuse used in relation to the award of civil legal aid to domestic abuse victims. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2011: Lord Garnier voted against making legal aid available in clinical negligence cases. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier voted against making legal aid available to cover the entirety of assistance required where people are deemed to have complex, interconnected needs, some of which do not usually attract aid. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier voted to reform legal aid, including removing it from some types of cases, to reform sentencing, and remand and to introduce new offences relating to threatening with a weapon. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Ensure Individuals Have Access to Legal Services They Need Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Legal Aid for Social Welfare Law Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Legal Aid for children Show vote
  • On 5 Dec 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2012 — Extension of Legal Aid to Certain Welfare Appeals and Certain International Child Benefit Recovery Cases Show vote
  • On 5 Dec 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) Regulations 2012 Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted in favour of legal aid only being provided in cases assessed to have a greater than "borderline" chance of success. Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Draft Civil Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2014 — Residence Test for Legal Aid Eligibility Show vote

Powers of the Welsh Assembly

There have been votes in Parliament on devolving powers to the Welsh Assembly. Specific subjects of these votes have ranged from giving the Welsh Assembly the ability to raise taxes to devolving powers and responsibility relating to the provision of water in Wales.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted against transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly:

  • On 21 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Devolving Responsibility for Jobcentre Plus to the Welsh Government Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Devolution of Powers Relating to Energy Generation to the National Assembly for Wales. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted against devolving responsibility for setting the rate of Air Passenger Duty for long haul flights originating in Wales to the National Assembly for Wales. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted against devolving responsibility for setting the rate of Air Passenger Duty for long haul flights originating in Wales to the National Assembly for Wales. Show vote
  • On 15 May 2013: Lord Garnier voted against devolving tax raising, and borrowing, powers to the Welsh Government. Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted against giving the National Assembly for Wales full powers in relation to water in Wales up to the English border. Show vote
  • On 9 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted against devolving responsibility for setting the rate of long haul air passenger duty applying to relevant flights originating in Wales to the National Assembly for Wales. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted against allowing the National Assembly for Wales to set the number of members of the National Assembly for Wales. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Wales Bill- Clause 11 — Referendum on Devolving Welsh Income Tax Rate Setting — Independent Setting of Each Rate Show vote
  • On 24 Jun 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 2 — Infrastructure Guarantees in Wales Show vote
  • On 24 Jun 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — Clause 19 — Welsh Ministers to Set Own Capital Expenditure Priorities Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — Clause 1 — Separation of the Legal Systems of England and Wales Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Lord Garnier voted for the Welsh Assembly being given powers over policing in Wales. Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Lord Garnier voted not to devolve powers relation to alcohol and entertainment licensing to the Welsh Assembly. Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Lord Garnier voted against giving the Welsh Assembly the powers to set Income Tax thresholds for Welsh taxpayers. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier voted against the separation of the legal systems of England and Wales. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier voted against allowing public sector bodies to operate rail services in Wales. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier voted against devolving powers relating to air passenger duty to the Government of Wales and the Welsh Assembly. Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2017: Lord Garnier voted against empowering Welsh ministers and the National Assembly for Wales to regulate the number of betting machines in licensed betting premises where the maximum charge for use is over £2, opting instead to limit devolved powers to where the maximum charge is over £10. Show vote

Powers of the Scottish Parliament

There have been votes in Parliament on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament. Specific subjects of these votes have ranged from giving the Scottish Parliament the ability to raise taxes to devolving powers and responsibility relating to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in Scotland.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted against transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament

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All votes about transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament:

  • On 27 Jan 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Reject Second Reading — Devolution of Further Powers, Including Tax Raising Powers, to Scotland Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted against requiring Scottish Ministers to order returning officers to start counting votes for elections to the Scottish Parliament within four hours of polls closing. Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted against devolving powers to Scotland to regulate those air weapons deemed so dangerous they need to be licenced or prohibited in the same way as a firearm. Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to return the responsibility for making laws in relation to certain elements of insolvency to from Scotland to the UK Parliament. Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted to return responsibility for regulating health professionals in Scotland to UK Parliament Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted against devolving power to the Scottish Parliament to tax quarrying and mining. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted against requiring Scottish Ministers to have regard to any code of practice agreed between them and the UK Treasury when borrowing money. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted not to devolve the powers relating to Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to the Scottish Government. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted against devolving responsibility for railway services which start and finish in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted against making the Crown Estate accountable to the Scottish Government and to devolve powers related to the Crown Estate to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted against devolving powers related to timescales, time zones and British Summer Time, to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Lord Garnier voted against devolving powers relating food content and labeling to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 21 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted against allowing the Scottish Parliament to tax the profits of companies. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Lord Garnier voted not to devolve the regulation of shale gas extraction in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament and of the Scottish people in a referendum before the Scottish Parliament can be abolished; and against strengthening the constitutional status of the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted against allowing the Scottish Parliament to take full control over taxation, borrowing and public spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers over all areas except the constitution, foreign affairs, public service, defence, treason and pension changes which would affect the UK's liabilities. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted against giving the Scottish Parliament a veto on the repeal of the Human Rights Act as it applies to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before legislating on devolved matters. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted against giving Scotland full responsibility for taxation and spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers over income tax in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted against allowing the devolved Scottish administration to pay disability benefits in respect of lower level conditions. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted against allowing the devolved administration in Scotland to pay a carers benefit to those under 16 or in gainful employment, or in full time education. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted to require the agreement of the Secretary of State before Scottish Ministers can change regulations relating to benefit payments in respect of rent. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted against giving powers related to Housing Benefit in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the ability to create new state benefits in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted against giving the Scottish Parliament power over national insurance. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted against allowing the devolved administration in Scotland to introduce a requirement for gender balance among the members of the Scottish Parliament and members of boards of Scottish public authorities. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before making laws applying to Scotland on devolved matters. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to call a referendum on Scottish independence. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted to give the Scottish Parliament the power to set Scotland's laws on abortion. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to make laws on child tax credit, and working tax credit. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers related to equalities laws. Show vote

Badger Cull

There have been votes in Parliament on if badgers ought be culled in an effort to control bovine tuberculosis.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis:

  • On 25 Oct 2012: Lord Garnier voted against stopping badger cull which was aimed at tackling bovine tuberculosis. Show vote
  • On 5 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted for the proposed badger cull. Show vote
  • On 5 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted in favour of culling badgers in an effort to control bovine tuberculosis. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Backbench Business — Badger Cull Show vote

Tax on Value of Expensive Homes

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction of a new property tax on expensive homes. Such a tax, popularly dubbed a "mansion tax", would introduce a requirement for those with residential properties worth over a certain amount to pay a fraction of the property's value (or a fraction of its value over a certain amount) to the Government each year.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted against an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax)

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax):

  • On 12 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted against a tax on properties worth over £2 million to fund a tax cut for those on middle and low incomes. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted against considering a mansion tax Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted against the reintroduction of a 10% initial rate of income tax paid for by a new property tax. Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2013: Lord Garnier voted against calling on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on "rip off" rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system. Show vote

Security Sensitive Evidence in Courts

There have been votes in Parliament on if there should be a mechanism for material deemed national security sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case. The mechanism is called the "closed material procedure".

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions

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All votes about allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions:

  • On 18 Dec 2012: Lord Garnier voted to allow material deemed national security-sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case; to strengthen oversight of intelligence and security activities in Government; and to permit intercept evidence in closed proceedings in employment cases before tribunals. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted t to to permit closed material proceedings only if a fair determination of the case would not be possible by other means. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted against allowing the closed material procedure for using national security sensitive information in court to only be used where the degree of harm to national security caused by disclosure would be likely to outweigh the public interest in fair and open justice. Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted to prevent the disclosure of material if the court considers disclosure would be damaging to the interests of national security, even if that damage would be outweighed by the interests of justice. Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted to allow material deemed national security-sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case; to strengthen oversight of intelligence and security activities in Government; and to permit intercept evidence in closed proceedings in employment cases before tribunals. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted in favour of rules implementing the introduction of "closed material proceedings" to the civil courts in Northern Ireland; the procedure involves making material deemed national security-sensitive available to the court and a special advocate but not parties to the case. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2013: Lord Garnier voted in favour of rules implementing the introduction of "closed material proceedings" to courts; the procedure involves making material deemed national security-sensitive available to the court and a special advocate but not parties to the case. Show vote

Shares for Rights

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction of the employee shareholder scheme which is an employee status obtained when an employee is given shares worth at least £2,000 in return for which the employer is permitted not to extend unfair dismissal rights, rights to statutory redundancy pay and other employment rights to the employee. .

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for allowing employees to exchange some employment rights for shares in the company they work for

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All votes about allowing employees to exchange some employment rights for shares in the company they work for:

  • On 5 Nov 2012: Lord Garnier voted for a new employment status of employee shareholder, holders of which may be exempted from certain statutory employment rights; for an option for planning applications to be made directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly and to postpone a business rate revaluation from 2015 to 2017. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Lord Garnier voted to exempt those with employee shareholder status from certain statutory employment rights. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Lord Garnier voted for a new employment status of employee shareholder, holders of which may be exempted from certain statutory employment rights; for an option for planning applications to be made directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly and to postpone a business rate revaluation from 2015 to 2017. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted to permit employers not to extend certain otherwise statutory rights to employees with a new employee shareholder status. Show vote
  • On 23 Apr 2013: Lord Garnier voted to exempt those with employee shareholder status from certain statutory employment rights. Show vote

Letting Agent Fees

There have been votes in Parliament on if letting agent fees, charged to tenants, ought be more strongly regulated or even banned.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents

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All votes about restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents:

  • On 14 May 2013: Lord Garnier voted against calling on the Government to take real action on jobs, affordable accommodation, rising energy and water bills, the costs of travel to work. Show vote
  • On 13 May 2014: Lord Garnier voted not to ban letting agents charging tenants, or prospective tenants, fees. Show vote
  • On 16 Jun 2014: Lord Garnier voted against requiring a report on the detriment caused to tenants by letting agent fees and the steps the government intends to take to prohibit fees that cause detriment to tenants. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Private Rented Sector — Ban on Letting Agent Fees — Default 3 Year Tenancies — Action on Excessive Rent Rises Show vote

Regulation of Lawyer's Fees in No-Win No-Fee Cases

There have been votes in Parliament on if there should be greater regulation on the level of success fees payable under no-win no-fee arrangements for legal representation.

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Lord Garnier generally voted for limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases

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All votes about limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases:

  • On 2 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of increased regulation no-win no-fee arrangements for charging for legal services including capping success fees. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Lord Garnier voted against exempting defamation cases and privacy cases under the right to respect for private and family life from regulation, including caps, on success fees in no-win no-fee arrangements for charging for legal services. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Lords amendments — Exceptions in respiratory (industrial disease or illness) cases Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Exception in Industrial Disease Cases From Ban on Costs Awards Covering No Win No Fee Success Fees and Insurance Premiums Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2012: Lord Garnier voted to exempt defamation cases from capping of no-win no-fee success fees and provisions to prevent costs awards relating to legal insurance premiums. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted to cap success fees in no-win no-fee cases at 100% of the lawyer's basic fee, and to additionally set a further cap of 25% of damages awarded in personal injury cases. Show vote

Register of Lobbyists

There have been votes in Parliament on if there should be a register of those who professionally lobby MPs.

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Lord Garnier generally voted for a statutory register of lobbyists

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about a statutory register of lobbyists:

  • On 25 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted against the introduction of a statutory register for all professional lobbyists. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2013: Lord Garnier voted not to require the personal registration of individuals employed as lobbyists if their employer is registered. Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Lord Garnier voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote

Mass Retention of Communications Data

There have been votes in Parliament on if we should require the mass retention of information about communications (but not the content of those communications).

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Lord Garnier generally voted for requiring the mass retention of information about communications

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All votes about requiring the mass retention of information about communications:

  • On 17 Mar 2009: Lord Garnier voted against requiring public communications providers retain certain categories of communications data, which they generate or process, for a minimum period of 12 months. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Fast-Track Timetable — House of Commons Stages in Single Day Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Lord Garnier voted in favour of requiring the mass retention of information about communications, (but not the content of those communications); in favour of arrangements to limit access to such information; in favour of requiring those based outside of the UK to comply with warrants to intercept the content of communications and to state operators of internet-based services may be required enact such intercepts; and also in favour of limiting the use of intercepts, and police access to communications data, on economic grounds to cases involving the interests of national security. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Lord Garnier voted against the provisions of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill only remaining in force until the end of 2014, rather than until the end of 2016. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Lord Garnier voted not to ensure the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill takes effect regardless of European Union treaties making the UK subject to European Union law and courts. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Lord Garnier voted in favour of requiring the mass retention of information about communications, (but not the content of those communications); in favour of arrangements to limit access to such information; in favour of requiring those based outside of the UK to comply with warrants to intercept the content of communications and to state operators of internet-based services may be required enact such intercepts; in favour of limiting the use of intercepts, and police access to communications data, on economic grounds to cases involving the interests of national security; and also in favour of more frequent reports from the Interception of Communications Commissioner and for the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation to review the operation and regulation of investigatory powers by May 2015. Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier voted for the mass retention of information on people's internet usage. Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier voted to allow the bulk interception of communications, equipment interference, and the retention and examination of bulk personal datasets, subject to certain safeguards. Show vote

Trade Union Regulation

There have been votes in Parliament on the way trade unions are regulated, including on the law related to industrial action and strike ballots.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for more restrictive regulation of trade union activity

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All votes about more restrictive regulation of trade union activity:

  • On 9 Jan 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — Preventing prison officers from taking industrial action Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2015: Lord Garnier voted to require a 50% turnout in order to make a strike ballot valid and for other aspects of increased regulation of trade union activity. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted no on Trade Union Bill — New Clause 2 — Workplace Ballots and Ballots by Electronic Means Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted to require the appointment of a picket supervisor and for them to be identified to, and contactable by, the police. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted to require a 50% turnout in order to make a strike ballot valid and for other aspects of increased regulation of trade union activity. Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2017: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Industrial Action (Protection of Critical National Services) Bill Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by state school teachers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to require the support of 40% of those eligible to vote in ballots for strike action by key transport workers, including staff working on railways, airport security, air traffic control and London buses, for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by key health workers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by border security workers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by key fire service workers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote

Assisted Dying

There have been votes in Parliament on if it should be legal to assist terminally ill people who have decided they want to end their life.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted against allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life

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All votes about allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life:

  • On 10 Dec 1997: Lord Garnier voted against allowing a terminally ill person to obtain assistance in dying from a doctor. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2015: Lord Garnier voted against allowing a terminally ill person to be lawfully given assistance to end their life with the consent of the High Court. Show vote

Taxation of Banks

There have been votes in Parliament on taxation of banks. The "banking levy" is one such tax: it is charged annually based on the amount a bank holds in assets,.

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Lord Garnier voted a mixture of for and against higher taxes on banks

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All votes about higher taxes on banks:

  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2013: Lord Garnier voted against increasing the amount of free child care offered to parents of 3 and 4 year olds from 15 to 25 hours Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted in favour of increasing the rate of the bank levy tax and in favour of changes aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the levy. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Lord Garnier voted for a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Lord Garnier voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted for the measures in the Finance Bill including an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and to cap the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote

Tougher on illegal immigration

The UK should have stronger laws to tackle illegal immigration.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for stronger enforcement of immigration rules

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All votes about stronger enforcement of immigration rules:

  • On 13 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to make it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to restrict the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to extend the power to deport an individual before considering an appeal on human rights grounds so it applies to all those appealing on human rights grounds against their removal. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2016: Lord Garnier voted against banning the immigration detention of those who are pregnant and against guidance to be taken into account on the immigration detention of vulnerable people. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of arrangements for immigration checks for those opening banks and building society accounts. Show vote

MPs' Veto Over Laws Only Affecting Their Part of the UK

That English MPs have not been able vote on matters which have been devolved to other parts of the UK, but Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland MPs can vote on those same matters when the UK Parliament is legislating solely for England has been considered by some to be unfair. There have been votes in Parliament on how to give MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a fairer say over matters which only affect their parts of the UK. In respect of votes on matters only affecting England this is often described as the "English Votes on English Laws" question.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for a veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland over laws specifically impacting their part of the UK

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All votes about a veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland over laws specifically impacting their part of the UK:

  • On 22 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to to give MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto over laws impacting just their parts of the UK and against putting the decision off until a committee had considered it. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted against giving the MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto over laws impacting just their parts of the UK only for a trial period. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2015: Lord Garnier voted to give the MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto when laws specifically impacting one or more of those parts of the United Kingdom are before the House of Commons. Show vote

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) to Extract Shale Gas

Parliament has voted on whether hydraulic fracturing (fracking) should be permitted at all, where it should be permitted, and how such operations ought be regulated.

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Lord Garnier voted a mixture of for and against greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas:

  • On 26 Jan 2015: Lord Garnier voted against explicitly requiring an environmental permit for hydraulic fracturing activities. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Lord Garnier voted not to ban the exploitation of unconventional petroleum for at least 18 months and not to require a review of the impact of such exploitation on climate change, the environment, the economy, and health and safety be carried out and published. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Lord Garnier voted to require a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for hydraulic fracturing being given. Show vote
  • On 16 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted for greater restrictions on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas in National Parks, the Broads, areas of outstanding natural beauty, World Heritage sites, and near points where water is abstracted for domestic and food production purposes. Show vote

Charging Market Rent to High Earners in Council Homes

Parliament has voted on whether high earners should be required to pay a market rent for council homes.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for charging a market rent to high earners renting a council home

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All votes about charging a market rent to high earners renting a council home:

  • On 2 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2016: Lord Garnier voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted to require local councils to charge high income social housing tenants rent at levels set by central Government. Show vote

Secure Tenancies for Life

There have been votes in Parliament on phasing out secure lifetime tenancies and requiring tenancies be for a fixed term and do not get automatically renewed.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for phasing out secure tenancies for life

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All votes about phasing out secure tenancies for life:

  • On 2 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2016: Lord Garnier voted to phase out secure tenancies for life. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2016: Lord Garnier voted to require those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; to enable right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants to be funded; to enable the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and for other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote

Publicly Owned Railways

There have been votes in Parliament on the public ownership of the railways, including on keeping the rail infrastructure public, and permitting train operating companies to be publicly-owned.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against a publicly owned railway system

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All votes about a publicly owned railway system:

  • On 29 Oct 2014: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Railways (Public Sector Operators) Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2016: Lord Garnier voted against regulation of local bus networks and against public ownership of the railways. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted against a proposal to allow, but not require, High Speed 2 passenger services to be run by the public sector operators. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier voted against allowing public sector bodies to operate rail services in Wales. Show vote

Public Control over Bus Services

There have been votes in Parliament on greater public control of bus services.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted against greater public control of bus services

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All votes about greater public control of bus services:

  • On 5 Nov 2014: Lord Garnier voted against local government having powers to develop more integrated, frequent, cheaper and greener bus services with integrated Oyster card-style ticketing. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2016: Lord Garnier voted against regulation of local bus networks and against public ownership of the railways. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier voted to establish the West Midlands Combined Authority across the local government areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Show vote

Mass Surveillance

There have been votes in Parliament on if the state should be permitted, with safeguards, to intercept people’s communications en masse, as well as obtain and use datasets which could include people’s personal banking, travel, and health data. The question of if the state should be able to require the retention of details of people’s internet use has also been voted on.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities:

  • On 15 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted to allow the bulk interception of communications, equipment interference, and the retention and examination of bulk personal datasets, subject to certain safeguards. Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier voted for the mass retention of information on people's internet usage. Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier voted to allow the bulk interception of communications, equipment interference, and the retention and examination of bulk personal datasets, subject to certain safeguards. Show vote

High Speed Rail

MPs have voted on funding and giving permission for a new high speed rail network, connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for new high speed rail infrastructure

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All votes about new high speed rail infrastructure:

  • On 26 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Lord Garnier voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2013: Lord Garnier voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted for a High Speed Rail link between London and the West Midlands. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Lord Garnier voted for a High Speed Rail link between London and the West Midlands. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted for the construction of the HS2 rail link from London to Birmingham. Show vote

Reduce capital gains tax

Capital gains taxes should be reduced.

Lord Garnier almost always voted for reducing capital gains tax

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about reducing capital gains tax:

  • On 6 Jul 2010: Lord Garnier voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Lord Garnier voted for tax exemptions to encourage the use of the scheme where employers are permitted not to extend certain otherwise statutory rights to those with employee shareholder status. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted to approve the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted to cut capital gains tax rates and extend entrepreneurs relief discounts to external investors as well as make other changes to capital gains tax. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Lord Garnier voted to allow the Finance Bill to include provisions relating to specified matters taking effect in future years. Show vote
  • On 11 Apr 2016: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, change the way dividends are taxed, cut capital gains tax and reduce the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the basic rate of capital gains tax by 8%. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier voted to reduce the rates of capital gains tax. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier voted to increase the personal income tax allowance, change the way dividends are taxed, cut capital gains tax and reduce the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote

Capital Gains Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of taxation on profits arising from increases in value for assets such as property and shares.

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Military Action Against Group Known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh

There have been votes in Parliament on whether the UK should take part in military action in Iraq and Syria against the group known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for military action against ISIL (Daesh)

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All votes about military action against ISIL (Daesh):

  • On 26 Sep 2014: Lord Garnier voted for UK air strikes in Iraq to support Iraqi forces' efforts against ISIL. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote

Merging Police and Fire Services under Police and Crime Commissioners

There have been votes in Parliament on whether to give Police and Crime Commissioners responsibility for fire services.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for merging police and fire services under Police and Crime Commissioners

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All votes about merging police and fire services under Police and Crime Commissioners:

  • On 26 Apr 2016: Lord Garnier voted to allow Police and Crime Commissioners to be given responsibility for the Fire and Rescue Service. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2016: Lord Garnier voted against requiring a report on the funding requirements of the fire and rescue service before transferring responsibility for them to a Police and Crime Commissioner. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2016: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the consent of the relevant local councils and the fire authority, or the majority of people taking part in a referendum, before a Police and Crime Commissioner is given responsibility for a Fire and Rescue Service. Show vote

UK membership of the European Union

Parliament has voted on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted against UK membership of the EU

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about UK membership of the EU:

  • On 15 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on European Union Membership Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted against only allowing the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union a month after the approach to, and objectives for, withdrawal negotiations have been agreed by representatives of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland administrations. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted not to prevent the Prime Minister giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union if the European Council have not undertaken that if the United Kingdom Parliament doesn't agree the terms of the United Kingdom's leaving of the European Union the United Kingdom's will remain an EU member under the existing terms. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted not to make publication of an assessment of the financial liability of the UK towards the EU, and a statement on the economic impact of the UK leaving the single market, a prerequisite for the Prime Minister giving notification of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted against requiring the Prime Minister to give a series of undertakings before giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted against the UK remaining a member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and against treating leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote

Right to Remain for European Union Nationals in the UK

There have been a votes in Parliament which relate to EU nationals currently living in the UK having the right to remain.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted against a right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about a right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK:

  • On 15 Jun 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on European Union Membership Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on EU Nationals Currently Living in the UK — Right to Remain Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Lord Garnier voted against EU nationals living in the UK retaining rights, including the right to live and work in the UK, should the UK leave the EU. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted against only allowing the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union a month after the approach to, and objectives for, withdrawal negotiations have been agreed by representatives of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland administrations. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted against requiring notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU to preserve rights acquired in Northern Ireland as a result of European Union membership and against requiring the notification to preserve the right of the people of Northern Ireland determine for themselves if they prefer a union with Great Britain or a sovereign united Ireland. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted against seeking to protect the residence rights of citizens of the European Union and their family members who were lawfully resident in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Lord Garnier voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2017: Lord Garnier voted against guaranteeing EU derived rights, and the potential to acquire residency rights, for EU and EEA citizens legally resident in the UK. Show vote

Gambling Regulation

There have been votes in Parliament on a number of aspects of the regulation of gambling. Specific votes have been on the powers of local councils to use planning laws to control the numbers, and locations, of betting shops as well as regulations limiting stakes, and prizes, for gambling machines, and the laws governing the operation of casinos.

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Lord Garnier voted a mixture of for and against greater regulation of gambling

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about greater regulation of gambling:

  • On 1 Nov 2004: Lord Garnier voted yes on Gambling Bill — reasoned amendment on 2nd reading Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2004: Lord Garnier voted no on Gambling Bill — 2nd reading Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on Gambling Bill — Casino conditions Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2005: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Gambling Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Jun 2005: Lord Garnier voted yes on National Lottery Bill (Reasoned amendment on second reading) Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on National Lottery Bill — Clause 14 — Functions Show vote
  • On 28 Mar 2007: Lord Garnier voted no on Gambling (Geographical Distribution of Casino Premises Licences) Order 2007 — 28 Mar 2007 — Division No. 88 Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Finance Bill — Clause 21 — Amusement Machine licence duty Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Lord Garnier voted against making specific planning permission be required for betting shops rather than allowing any premises with permission for use for financial and professional services to become a betting shop. Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Lord Garnier voted against giving more powers to local communities in relation to high streets and town and city centres. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2013: Lord Garnier voted against extending the horserace betting levy to overseas bookmakers. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2013: Lord Garnier voted not to require those running internet and telephone gambling operations to ban those who have registered for self-exclusion. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Lord Garnier voted to increase the stake, and prize, limits for certain categories of gambling machine. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted against giving local councils powers to prevent the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals and betting shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Lord Garnier voted against giving local government more powers to regulate betting shops and fixed odds betting terminals. Show vote

Smoking Bans

Over the years there have been votes in Parliament on banning smoking in restaurants, public buildings, pubs, and in cars with children present.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against smoking bans

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about smoking bans:

  • On 4 May 1999: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Greater London Authority Bill — Enforcing no smoking signs in London taxis Show vote
  • On 29 Apr 2002: Lord Garnier voted yes on Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Apr 2003: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Smoking (Restaurants) Bill Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2005: Lord Garnier voted no on Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill Show vote
  • On 14 Feb 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — consideration Show vote
  • On 14 Feb 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — private clubs Show vote
  • On 14 Feb 2006: Lord Garnier voted no on Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — as amended Show vote
  • On 14 Feb 2006: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Health Bill — Schedule 8 — Minor and consequential amendments Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Public Houses and Private Members' Clubs (Smoking) Bill Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Ban on Smoking in Private Vehicles Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2014: Lord Garnier voted against a new law requiring private vehicles be smoke-free where a person under the age of 18 is present in the vehicle. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Offence of Failing to Prevent Smoking In an Enclosed Vehicle in the Presence of Someone Under 18 Show vote

Gay Rights

A vote for gay rights would be a vote for homosexual people to have the same rights as heterosexuals (including for example the ability to marry, an equal age of consent, and the right to adopt) and for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation to be illegal.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against equal gay rights

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about equal gay rights:

  • On 22 Jun 1998: Lord Garnier voted against reducing the age of consent for homosexual acts from eighteen to sixteen bringing equality to the the law affecting heterosexual and homosexual acts. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 1999: Lord Garnier voted against reducing the age of consent for homosexual acts from eighteen to sixteen bringing equality to the the law affecting heterosexual and homosexual acts. Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 1999: Lord Garnier voted against reducing the age of consent for homosexual acts from eighteen to sixteen bringing equality to the the law affecting heterosexual and homosexual acts. Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 1999: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2000: Lord Garnier voted no on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2000: Lord Garnier voted yes on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: Lord Garnier voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2002: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Local Government Bill — New Clause 11 — Repeal of Section 2A of Local Government Act 1986 Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Local Government Bill — Maintain Prohibition on Promotion of Homosexuality (Section 28) Show vote
  • On 25 May 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Gender Recognition Bill — Allow Marriages to Remain Valid If They Become a Same Sex Marriage Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2004: Lord Garnier voted yes on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Mar 2007: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Lord Garnier voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Lord Garnier voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — (Carry-over) Show vote
  • On 21 May 2013: Lord Garnier voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted against enabling the courts to deal with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the marriage of, a same sex couple. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted against various amendments to acts of Parliament in light of the introduction of same sex marriage. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Lord Garnier voted against making same sex marriage available to armed forces personnel outside the UK. Show vote

An Elected House of Lords

The House of Lords is the upper house of the UK Parliament. There have been votes on moving away from a position where members of the House of Lords are either appointed or have inherited their seats to a system where members are elected.

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Lord Garnier generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords

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All votes about a wholly elected House of Lords:

  • On 4 Feb 2003: Lord Garnier voted no on House of Lords Reform — House of Lords to be abolished — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Feb 2003: Lord Garnier voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Feb 2003: Lord Garnier voted no on House of Lords Reform — Option 2 (100 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Feb 2003: Lord Garnier voted against an eighty percent elected House of Lords. Show vote
  • On 4 Feb 2003: Lord Garnier voted no on House of Lords Reform — Option 6 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Lord Garnier voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Support for bicameral Parliament Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Lord Garnier voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Lord Garnier voted no on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 4 (50 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Lord Garnier voted no on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 5 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Lord Garnier voted no on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 6 (80 per Cent. Elected) Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Lord Garnier voted no on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 7 (100 per Cent. Elected) Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2011: Lord Garnier voted to establish a Joint Committee of MPs and Members of the House of Lords to consider proposals to reform the House of Lords Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2012: Lord Garnier voted in favour of reforming the House of Lords, introducing 15 year terms for most members and introducing an elected element. Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Lord Garnier voted in favour of having fewer MPs but against reducing the number of members of the House of Lords. Show vote

Voting Age

There have been votes in Parliament on reducing the voting age from eighteen to sixteen for local government elections, for elections to the Westminster and European Parliaments and for the referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted against a lower voting age

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about a lower voting age:

  • On 9 Mar 2004: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Young People and Democracy Show vote
  • On 29 Nov 2005: Lord Garnier voted against considering a Parliamentary Bill to reduce the voting age to 16 Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Lord Garnier voted against allowing those aged 16 and 17 to vote in the referendum on if the UK should remain a member of the EU. Show vote
  • On 17 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16. Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2015: Lord Garnier voted against allowing those aged sixteen and seventeen to vote in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote

Investigations into the Iraq War

A number of votes were held relating to holding investigations into the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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Lord Garnier almost always voted for investigations into the Iraq war

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about investigations into the Iraq war:

  • On 4 Jun 2003: Lord Garnier voted for an independent inquiry into the handling of intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. A subsequent motion noted the Intelligence and Security Committee is the appropriate body to carry out any inquiry. Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2003: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Iraq — Foreign Affairs Committee Report Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2003: Lord Garnier voted for a comprehensive independent judicial inquiry into the Iraq war. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2003: Lord Garnier voted in favour of a further inquiry into the war in Iraq. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2004: Lord Garnier voted for the publication of the Attorney-General's advice on the legality of the war in Iraq. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2006: Lord Garnier voted for an inquiry into the Iraq war by a select committee of Privy Counsellors. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2006: Lord Garnier voted for a further inquiry into the war in Iraq. Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2007: Lord Garnier voted to support the principle that there should be an inquiry into the Iraq War by an independent committee of Privy Counsellors. Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2007: Lord Garnier voted to support the principle an inquiry into the Iraq war by an independent committee of Privy Counsellors. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier voted for an inquiry into the Iraq war by an independent committee of privy councillors. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2008: Lord Garnier voted against a motion saying a time will come when an inquiry into the Iraq war is appropriate but that time hasn't been reached yet. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2009: Lord Garnier voted for an inquiry into the Iraq war by an independent committee of privy counsellors. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2009: Lord Garnier voted against a motion saying a time will come when a further inquiry into the Iraq war is appropriate but that time hasn't been reached yet. Show vote
  • On 24 Jun 2009: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Iraq Inquiry — Welcomes the inquiry Show vote
  • On 30 Nov 2016: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Iraq War — Investigation into Contrasts Between Public Statements and Private Policy Show vote

Trident Nuclear Weapons System Replacement

The UK's Trident nuclear weapons system, comprising missile armed submarines, provides a continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent. There have been votes on if the system should be replaced with a new nuclear deterrent when Trident reaches the end of its lifespan.

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Lord Garnier consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system:

  • On 14 Mar 2007: Lord Garnier voted to maintain the UK's strategic nuclear deterrent beyond the life of the existing system. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2007: Lord Garnier voted to maintain the UK's minimum strategic nuclear deterrent beyond the life of the existing system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jan 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of renewing the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of proposed spending cuts and changes to the welfare system and in favour of spending on new nuclear weapons. Show vote
  • On 24 Nov 2015: Lord Garnier voted in favour of renewing the Trident nuclear deterrent programme. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Lord Garnier voted against calling for the Government to outline a positive vision for the UK’s continued membership of the EU; for spending £200 billion on new nuclear weapons; against abolishing the House of Lords; against meaningful devolution to the nations and regions of the UK and against contributing to the resolution of the refugee crisis in Europe. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2016: Lord Garnier voted to support replacing the four Trident nuclear missile submarines to maintain the UK's continuous at sea nuclear deterrent. Show vote

Transparancy of Parliament

There have been number of votes in Parliament on how transparently Parliament is run, particularly in respect of MPs' expenses.

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Lord Garnier voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about a transparent Parliament:

  • On 20 Apr 2007: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Keep disclosure for MPs' expenses — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2007: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Exempt only correspondence — rejected Show vote
  • On 18 May 2007: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — That the Question now be proposed Show vote
  • On 18 May 2007: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Continue to disclose MPs' correspondence — rejected Show vote
  • On 18 May 2007: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Exempt constituents' letters only — rejected Show vote
  • On 18 May 2007: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading — Closure Show vote
  • On 18 May 2007: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2008: Lord Garnier voted no on MPs' allowances — External audits and no more furniture — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2009: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on MPs' financial interests — Full and complete registration Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2009: Lord Garnier was absent for a vote on MPs' expenses — No lower limit for declaration Show vote

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