A selection of Lord King of Bridgwater's votes
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Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, in 1999
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 1997–2010
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 10 votes against, 4 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
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
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My Lords, as we embark on the third day of our deliberations, and the House of Commons approaches its penultimate day, I think there is not a single Member of your Lordships’ House who would not agree with the Prime Minister’s comment today that we are in uncharted waters. I would take that analogy further and say that the ship of state is at the moment adrift in a dangerous sea, with...
Is the situation then to be that those who have not yet had the chance to speak on the first two days and are due to speak today, and would like to give their advice to the Government as to what we think ought to happen in this somewhat fluid situation so that those speeches can be taken into account thereafter, cannot do so? I certainly support my noble friend the Captain of the Honourable...
Does my noble friend agree that there is now far too much hatred in the world, affecting all ages, such as the tragic incident that occurred recently with the Syrian refugee? The total pervasiveness of social media is an opportunity to spread hate in different directions. Will she comment on the approach that could be taken to tackle that particular challenge that we now have?
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Entered the House of Lords on 17 October 2001
Previously MP for Bridgwater until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Bridgewater, 1970-2001. Secretary of State for the Environment, 1983; for Transport, 1983; for Employment, 1983-85; for Northern Ireland, 1985-89, for Defence, 1989-92. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 12 March 1970 — unknown
Also represented Bridgwater
Currently held offices
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 6 Nov 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
- Member, Draft Enhanced Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill (Joint Committee) (3 Jul 2012 to 21 Nov 2012)
- Member, Communications Committee (23 Apr 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, BBC Charter Review Committee (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (8 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (11 Jul 2003 to 28 Nov 2003)
- Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 2001)
- The Secretary of State for Defence (28 Jul 1989 to 9 Apr 1992)
- The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (3 Sep 1985 to 23 Jul 1989)
- Secretary of State for Employment (16 Oct 1983 to 1 Sep 1985)
- The Secretary of State for Transport (11 Jun 1983 to 16 Oct 1983)
- Secretary of State for Environment (6 Jan 1983 to 10 Jun 1983)
- Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Local Government) (6 May 1979 to 5 Jan 1983)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 May 2001.
1. Remunerated directorships
Electra Investment Trust PLC
Non-executive Chairman, London International Exhibition Centre Holdings Ltd.
Non-executive Chairman, London International Exhibition Centre Ltd.
6. Overseas visits
24-26 February 2001, to Kuwait, as the guest of the Kuwaiti Government, to join in the celebrations in connection with the 10th Anniversary of their liberation from Iraq. (Registered 5 April 2001)
8. Land and Property
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