Lord Hague of Richmond

Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition

Conservative

A selection of Lord Hague of Richmond's votes

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  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Outcome of the EU Referendum - Statement 27 Jun 2016

    My Lords, is it not deeply unfortunate that an inevitable side-effect of this referendum result is that we have lost an outstanding Prime Minister who has given long service to this country and had more to give? Although it was his decision to hold an in/out referendum, we should remind the noble and learned Lord, Lord Wallace, that not long ago, in the general election of 2010, that was the...
  • Women: Discrimination — Question 8 Mar 2016

    My Lords, I support the emphasis the Government are giving to preventing sexual violence in conflict alongside supporting the UN framework. Will my noble friend acknowledge that the rise of Daesh has opened a new and grotesque chapter in systematic violence against women? Will the Government work at the UN and with our allies to communicate more effectively to the world the extent of those...
  • European Council - Statement 22 Feb 2016

    My Lords, now that the negotiations conducted by the Prime Minister can be subject to intense scrutiny and analysis, does my noble friend agree that it is very important that all possible alternative arrangements with the European Union be subject to an equivalent degree of scrutiny and analysis? Is it not the case that, as even many of us who are long-standing critics of the EU have to...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 November 2015

Previously MP for Richmond (Yorks) until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 23 February 1989 — unknown

Also represented Richmond (Yorks)

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Lebanon
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Iran: Nuclear Power

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (12 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs) (8 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Leader of the Conservative Party (19 Jun 1997 to 13 Sep 2001)
  • Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (19 Jun 1997 to 13 Sep 2001)
  • Secretary of State for Wales (5 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Minister of State (Department of Social Security) (20 Jul 1994 to 5 Jul 1995)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (27 May 1993 to 20 Jul 1994)
  • Member, Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (30 Jan 1990 to 31 Oct 1990)

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  • Has spoken in 28 debates since joining Parliament — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Hague of Richmond’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 55.29% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 378 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1 time in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Secondary royalty earnings in relation to a biography:
Payments from the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, The Writers’ House, 13 Haydon St, London EC3N 1DB:
Payment of £140.84. No additional hours worked. (Registered 11 April 2014)
Payment of £256.66. No additional hours worked. (Registered 11 March 2015)
Secondary royalty earnings in relation to books already written (No additional hours worked):
Payments from AudioGO Ltd, St James House, The Square, Lower Bristol Rd, Bath BA2 3BH:
£425 received. (Registered 11 April 2014)
£425 received. (Registered 11 April 2014)
Advance on the renewal of an audio book. Payment from HarperCollins, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8JB:
Payment of £205.00. No additional hours worked. (Registered 11 April 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
In my capacity as Leader of the Conservative Party from 1997-2001, I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club.
In my capacity as Leader of the Conservative Party from 1997-2001, I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of Buck’s Club.
Name of donor: The Travellers Club
Address of donor: 106 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EP.
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: honorary membership of the club (value: £1,440 per year for 2014)
Date of first receipt of donation: 12 July 2010
Date of acceptance of donation: 12 July 2010
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 4 August 2010; updated 17 April 2013, updated 28 April 2014)
8. Land and Property
Residential leasehold property in London.
11. Miscellaneous
In my position as an Honorary Bencher at Lincoln’s Inn I have the use of the Inn’s facilities, including the dining room and library.

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