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A selection of Lord Haselhurst’s votes
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Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 9 absences, between 1999–2016.
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
19 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2015.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2017.
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 14 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2014.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Haselhurst’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Haselhurst’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, as high-speed rail lines seem to attract stronger opposition in this country than in France, does my noble friend agree that a better course of action than that suggested by the noble Baroness would be to prioritise investment in electric and hydrogen-powered aircraft to better serve the regional network?
My Lords, as it may not be possible to maintain the remarkable number of vaccinations currently being achieved over the next few weeks, and noting the pent-up desire of people for an overseas holiday, is the trickiest task now facing the Government not to persuade people to hold off a bit longer? There is still too great a risk of importing strains of Covid-19 and spoiling the progress...
My Lords, while I warmly support the Government’s levelling-up plans, would my noble friend acknowledge that, regardless of their geographical location, perceived prosperity or supposed political affinity, too many parts of the country are still unreached by digital connectivity and superfast broadband? They would appreciate their own bit of levelling up in this increasingly important respect.
More of Lord Haselhurst’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2018
Previously MP for Saffron Walden until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Party was Deputy Speaker until 11 Apr 2005; Conservative until 16 May 2005; Deputy Speaker until 12 Apr 2010
Also represented Saffron Walden; Middleton and Prestwich
Topics of interest
Lord Haselhurst campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Transport
- Leader of the House
- Overseas Students: Scholarships
- Stansted Airport
- London Airports: Night Flying
- London Airports: Passengers
Currently held offices
- Member, Built Environment Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
- Member, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (since 30 Oct 2019)
- Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (16 Oct 2018 to 2 Jul 2019)
- Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, Administration Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, Administration Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 27 Jul 2010)
- Deputy Speaker (25 May 2010 to 8 Jun 2010)
- Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means (25 May 2010 to 8 Jun 2010)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (25 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means (1 May 1997 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, European Legislation Sub-Committee on Roads Safety Competence (18 Nov 1993 to 8 Nov 1995)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (29 Jun 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, Transport Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, European Legislation Committee (28 May 1982 to 21 Mar 1997)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: LPA
Address of donor: Light & Power House, Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3AQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket and hospitality for Test Match
at the Oval on 13 August 2016; estimated value £300-£400
Date received: 13 August 2016
Date accepted: 13 August 2016
Donor status: company, registration no 686429
(Registered 17 August 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My daughter Emma Haselhurst (Mrs. G. Collins) is a Director of Blue Rubicon Ltd. (Registered 03 June 2015)
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