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A selection of Lord Lilley's votes
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Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 5 absences, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2016
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 against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
15 votes for, 56 votes against, 20 absences, between 2008–2017
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Lilley’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Lilley’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, I declare an interest as the former representative of the constituency containing Rothamsted. That is the principal area where GM and other species development is going on, enabling us to use varieties of plants that cut down on the use of pesticides, which are so damaging to biodiversity. Unfortunately, as long as we are members of the EU we will be unable to do so and will...
My Lords, I welcome this agreement and hope that it will be accepted by Parliament, even though it contains elements that I find very difficult to swallow. I want to address one specific criticism which has been made repeatedly of it: that it leads to a free trade agreement that is inferior to an agreement based on a customs union. All I would ask those who make that criticism is to explain...
I am grateful to my noble friend for saying that. I take this opportunity to put the record straight and apologise to the House. I said that no Commission had ever resigned en masse. Actually, one did. I said that only Madame Cresson resigned. Actually, most of them were not reappointed, but she was the only one found guilty by the European Court of Justice. I wanted to correct that because I...
More of Lord Lilley’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 18 June 2018
Previously MP for Hitchin and Harpenden until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Hitchin and Harpenden; St Albans
Topics of interest
Lord Lilley campaigned to leave the European Union
- Home Department
- International Development
- Energy and Climate Change
- Asylum Seekers
- Aid Statistics
- Carbon Emissions
- Members: Correspondence
- Work Permits
Currently held offices
- Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (since 2 Jul 2019)
- Member, SLSC Sub-Committee A (since 4 Sep 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (5 Nov 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
- Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party (2 Jun 1998 to 15 Jun 1999)
- Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
- Secretary of State for Social Security (10 Apr 1992 to 1 May 1997)
- Secretary of State for Trade (14 Jul 1990 to 9 Apr 1992)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (27 Jul 1989 to 15 Oct 1990)
- The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (24 Jul 1989 to 13 Jul 1990)
- The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (13 Jun 1987 to 23 Jul 1989)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (9 Dec 1983 to 27 Jan 1984)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 279 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Lilley’s speeches
- Has received answers to 45 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 73.91% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 22 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
Member of the Advisory Board of YiMei Capital, which is engaged in asset management in China for local and international investors. Address: 719, West Office, Shanghai Centre, 1376 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai, P.R.C. Commitment to attend 2 or 3 meetings each year, at least one in China, and to respond to requests for advice. Until further notice I receive remuneration of £30,000 pa, paid twice a year, for an expected commitment of 30 hrs each half year. (Registered 12 December 2013; updated 8 December 2015)
Non-executive Director of IDOX plc (formerly i-documentsystems group plc); information advisory services, document management software and systems. Address: Idox plc, 2nd Floor, Building 1310, Arlington Business Park, Theale, Reading, Berkshire RG7 4SA. Paid £2,083 per month, until further notice. Hours: 8 hrs per month. (Updated 22 July 2015)
From November 2014, member of the Advisory Council
of the Eurasian Council on Foreign Affairs
, which is a forum for discussion of Central Asia
’s relationship with the European Union. Until further notice I receive remuneration of £15,000 pa for an expected commitment of 24 hrs each year. (Registered 03 December 2014; updated 05 October 2016)
I am an unpaid director of Facor Energy Limited (Guernsey), a shell company which is not yet trading, established by Ferro Alloys Corporation Limited. Address: Suite 401, Plot 5, Jasola, New Delhi, 110025, India. (Registered 09 September 2013)
Non-pecuniary interest as a member of the Board of Trustee of the Global Warming Policy Foundation
to which I was appointed on 9 July 2015. (Registered 21 July 2015)
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