A selection of Lord Martin of Springburn's votes
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Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 45 absences, between 2006–2011
Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT
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My Lords, I will not take a moment. I have been very impressed by all the contributions to the debate. If Gurkha veterans living in the United Kingdom in their advancing years need to do so, will they get access to the hospital charities such as Erskine in Scotland, along with the other military hospitals?
One point of clarification would help me. The noble Lord, Lord Hamilton, put the case that cars—and quite luxurious ones for that matter—could be used during the course of seeking petitioners. Can the Minister say whether there will be a financial limit on the amount spent for that petitioning purpose? In every other democratic system there is a limit, and a very strict one at that.
In all my experience of petitions, they are public documents. The other place is famous for petitions being laid before Parliament. This is a public record, but now we are discussing the introduction of an element of secrecy about it. The recall of a Member of Parliament is a very serious matter. We are working through a process to remove a democratically elected Member of Parliament and we...
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Entered the House of Lords on 13 October 2009
Previously MP for Glasgow North East until 22 June 2009 — Resigned
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Party was Deputy Speaker until 23 Oct 2000; Speaker until 11 Apr 2005; Independent until 11 May 2005; Speaker until 22 Jun 2009
Also represented Glasgow North East; Glasgow Springburn
Other offices held in the past
- Chairman, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (3 Dec 2008 to 10 Aug 2009)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (4 Jun 2008 to 10 Aug 2009)
- Member, Members Estimates Committee (20 Mar 2007 to 4 Jun 2008)
- Chairman, Speaker's Committee (4 Oct 2006 to 3 Dec 2008)
- Chairman, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (1 Nov 2005 to 4 Oct 2006)
- Chairman, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (29 Jan 2004 to 22 Jun 2009)
- Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (1 Jan 2003 to 22 Jun 2009)
- Speaker of the House of Commons (23 Oct 2000 to 22 Jun 2009)
- Deputy Speaker (First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means) (1 May 1997 to 23 Oct 2000)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (5 Mar 1993 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Chair, Administration Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (17 Jun 1987 to 1 Jan 2000)
- Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Member, House of Commons (Services): Library Sub-Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Member, House of Commons: Catering Sub-Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (15 Feb 1983 to 15 May 1987)
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- Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Martin of Springburn’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 32.90% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 13–14 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") 94 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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