Viscount Hailsham

Former MP


A selection of Viscount Hailsham's votes

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  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system

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Recent appearances

  • Community Pharmacy - Statement 17 Oct 2016

    My Lords, I echo the remarks made by my noble friend Lord Blencathra. Both of us represented rural constituencies: in my case for 31 years and in his case I think for nearly 30. The truth is that local pharmacies are terribly important in rural areas. I hope that my noble friend will have that in mind when the policies are addressed.
  • Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - Statement 17 Oct 2016

    My Lords, I suggest to my noble friend that the purpose and scope of the inquiry is hopelessly flawed and that it would be better now to scrap it entirely rather than waste any more money on it. If that is wholly impossible, can we have a much tighter remit as to procedure, purpose and timescale? That needs to be given immediate thought.
  • Migrants in France: UK Contribution - Question 12 Oct 2016

    My Lords, I hope my noble friend will say nothing to the French authorities to delay the clearance of the camps. The attacks on British subjects who are using the roads nearby are intolerable.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 9 November 2015

Previously MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Sleaford and North Hykeham; Grantham


Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • House of Commons Commission
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Local Government Finance
  • Railtrack
  • Caythorpe Court
  • Pilgrim Hospital
  • Boston (Neurology Waiting Times)
  • Special Immigration Appeals Commission

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (21 Apr 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Justice Committee (20 Apr 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 2 Mar 1998)
  • Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (5 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (2 Nov 1990 to 5 Jul 1995)
  • Minister of State (Department of Trade and Industry) (24 Jul 1989 to 1 Nov 1990)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (10 Sep 1986 to 26 Jul 1989)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (22 Feb 1983 to 10 Oct 1984)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee (3 May 1979 to 24 May 1982)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 224 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords. See all Viscount Hailsham’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 69.70% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 48 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 49 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Viscount Hailsham’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 18 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Barrister in current practice.
Fee of £5,419.08 inclusive of VAT, from Legal Aid in capacity as a barrister. Hours worked: 38½. (Registered 14 July 2009)
Fee of £7,771.13 inclusive of VAT, from Legal Aid in capacity as a barrister, in respect of work done mainly in 2008 and March 2009. Hours worked: 105½ (Registered 24 September 2009)
Fee of £8,555.33 inclusive of VAT, from Legal Aid in capacity as a barrister, in respect of 55 hours work on a case. (Registered 13 October 2009)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Ken Costa
Address of donor : private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at the Carlton Club Political Dinner, London, value £1700
Date of receipt of donation: 22 September 2009
Date of acceptance of donation: 22 September 2009
Donor status: individual
(Registered 22 October 2009)
8. Land and Property
I am the owner of three properties in London which I have let to tenants.
50 acres of agricultural land in Lincolnshire.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b) Foreign and Colonial.
(b) Henderson TR Pacific Investment Trust.
(b) Foreign and Colonial Eurotrust Investment Trust.
(b) Fidelity Special Values Investment Trust.
(b) Henderson Far East Income
(b) Hansa A Investment Trust

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