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A selection of Lord Hamilton of Epsom’s votes
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Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 9 votes against, 5 absences, between 2008–2011.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Consistently voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, in 1999.
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Hamilton of Epsom’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Hamilton of Epsom’s full vote analysis page for more.
Surely the thing that concerns businesses is how legislation is going to be amended, not whether it is or not.
Will the noble Lord explain why the Government would want to compromise the health of the consuming public of this country and undermine our food exports abroad?
More of Lord Hamilton of Epsom’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 28 June 2005
Previously MP for Epsom and Ewell until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Epsom and Ewell, 1978-2001. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement, 1986-1987; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1987-1988; Minister of State for the Armed Forces, 1988-1993. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 27 April 1978 — unknown
Also represented Epsom and Ewell
Currently held offices
- Member, AI in Weapon Systems Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2017 to 1 Jul 2019)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee (1 May 1997 to 7 Jun 2001)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (24 Oct 1996 to 4 Mar 1997)
- Member, Members' Interests Committee (17 Jul 1995 to 8 Nov 1995)
- Member, Standards in Public Life Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (25 Jul 1988 to 26 May 1993)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement) (10 Sep 1986 to 12 Jun 1987)
- The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (3 Oct 1984 to 10 Sep 1986)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (11 May 1982 to 3 Oct 1984)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 May 2001.
1. Remunerated directorships
Leafield Engineering Limited (LEL
Jupiter Dividend and Growth Trust PLC
JDGT Securities Ltd.; a subsidiary of Jupiter Dividend and Growth Trust (unremunerated).
The Jupiter Global Fund.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Consultant to W.S. Atkins Ltd., Epsom, Surrey
; engineering consultants. (£5,001-£10,000)
Consultant to Litton Industries Inc.; United States manufacturers of defence equipment, fine chemicals and vehicle sealing.
Consultant to GenCorp Aerojet; United States defence manufacturers.
Member of Lloyd's. (Resigned end 1994.)
Categories of business underwritten: All.
Occasional fees for journalism.
8. Land and Property
Bramley Park Farm, Guildford, Surrey.
I own one residential rented property in Westminster.
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