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A selection of Lord Maxton's votes
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Almost always voted against university tuition fees Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2010
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, in 1999
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
13 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2008–2011
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Maxton’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Maxton’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, can the Minister make it quite clear that there is no such thing as UK housing? In Scotland, housing has been a devolved matter ever since I was first an MP, 41 years ago. Under previous Administrations it was a matter for the Secretary of State for Scotland, and now it is for the Scottish Parliament. Therefore, on the important issue raised by the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, can the...
My Lords, can the Minister confirm that the commission will cover all aspects of the constitution, including that most basic of all: how we vote in both local and general elections? If, as I hope it will, the commission advises that it will go for electronic voting with an ID card which has built into it either a fingerprint or facial recognition so that there can be no cheating, will the...
My Lords, is not the answer—to start with, anyway—a compulsory smart ID card for everybody in this country?
More of Lord Maxton’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 7 July 2004
Previously MP for Glasgow Cathcart until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Labour Member of Parliament for Glasgow Cathcart. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Also represented Glasgow Cathcart
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
- Member, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Communications and Digital Committee (23 Apr 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, BBC Charter Review Committee (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (28 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, National Heritage Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (15 Nov 1982 to 1 Feb 1985)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (16 Jan 1981 to 17 Dec 1982)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 May 2001.
1. Remunerated directorships
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
7-9 June 2000, British-Spanish All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting with Spanish counterparts in Edinburgh. Travel paid for by British Airways
and other expenses met from Group funds provided by our declared sponsors, British Gas
plc and the Norwich Union
plc. Travel within Edinburgh and other hospitality was provided and paid for by the Scottish Executive
. (Registered 26 June 2000)
6. Overseas visits
31 January-2 February 2001, to Seville, Spain
, with the British-Spanish All-Party Parliamentary Group, for meeting with Spanish colleagues from the Congress of Deputies
. Travel paid out of Group funds provided by declared sponsors, British Gas plc and Norwich Union plc. (Registered 14 February 2001)
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