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Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 1999–2003
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, 5 absences, between 1997–2010
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
7 votes for, 6 votes against, 2 absences, between 2006–2011
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
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, I am grateful to the Minister for that extended explanation. It was quite clear, but perhaps it is easier for me to say that because I am a serving member of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, which has been looking very carefully on the House’s behalf at all of these points. These regulations were cleared, and the SLSC does not clear regulations that are not properly...
My noble friend makes a good point. I certainly have serious concerns about the scale, complexity and volume—not just the number, but the extent—of some of these SIs that the two committees upstairs are struggling to deal with. One thing that we are very solicitous of—and it supports the point—is that it is very easy to reduce the standards of scrutiny, which is one thing that we must...
My Lords, the Resolution Foundation recently estimated that the four-year benefit freeze implemented in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 will result in a net cumulative saving by the Exchequer in 2020 of £4 billion. Is it not now time to think about redeploying some of those savings to provide much-needed assistance to hard-pressed low-income families with children?
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Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 14 June 2005
Previously MP for Roxburgh and Berwickshire until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, 1983-2005. Liberal Democrat convenor and spokesman on welfare, 1988-1992; on social security, 1992-1994 and from 1997-2001; on community care, 1994-1997; Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, 1992-1997. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Currently held offices
- Member, SLSC Sub-Committee B (since 4 Sep 2018)
- Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 12 Oct 2017)
- Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)
- Member, Services Committee (since 1 Sep 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigation Bill (Joint Committee) (15 May 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
- Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (25 May 2016 to 25 Mar 2017)
- Member, Digital Skills Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 4 Feb 2015)
- Chair, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 14 May 2014)
- Member, Information Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2009 to 22 Jun 2010)
- Spokesperson for Work and Pensions (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (13 Nov 2007 to 17 Oct 2011)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Work & Pensions (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Court of Referees Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Chairman, Work and Pensions Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Chair, Work and Pensions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Chair, Social Security Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (27 Apr 1992 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Committee of Selection (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Liberal Democrat Chief Whip (1 Jan 1992 to 31 Dec 1997)
- Member, Court of Referees (17 Jun 1987 to 5 May 2005)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Unremunerated Chairman of the trustees of Joseph Rowntree Social Service Charitable Trust (JRSS
Unremunerated Chairman and director of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Limited (JRRT
Limited); who meet occasional costs incurred as Chairman of the Work and Pensions Select Committee in providing hospitality to guests and witnesses not otherwise met by House rules on expenses.
Member, Royal College of Nursing Parliamentary Panel (no remuneration).
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