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A selection of Viscount Hailsham's votes
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Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
9 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2003–2007
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, between 1999–2007
Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2004–2010
Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 13 votes against, 28 absences, between 2008–2009
Voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2008
We have lots more plain English analysis of Viscount Hailsham’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Viscount Hailsham’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, I apologise to the noble Baroness, Lady Bonham-Carter. Unfortunately, I am deaf in one ear and I do not always spot where people are speaking from. I hope that she will forgive me. I must ask my noble friend: if the facts were so clear and in accordance with precedent, why did several respectable journalists from respectable organisations feel they had to leave as a protest?
My noble friend said that those seeking a loan have to bring the appropriate papers. Would my noble friend be good enough to say what those papers are?
More of Viscount Hailsham’s recent appearances
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
- Local Government Finance
- 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 256 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Viscount Hailsham’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 63.31% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 98 times in debates — 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
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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