A selection of Lord Maxton's votes
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Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, in 1999
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
13 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2008–2011
Almost always voted against university tuition fees Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2010
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011
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My Lords, the Minister keeps talking about “the UK”, but there are four health services within the United Kingdom. Can she tell the House whether this order covers all those health services, or just England?
My Lords, is it not correct that the centre’s name is the wrong way round? It ought to be the advisory committee on digital innovation and ethics, because the innovation will drive the ethics rather than the other way round.
The Minister keeps talking about “vehicles” and not “cars”. Vehicles are already being used in agriculture. They do have to go on roads, however; for example, to go from one field to another. Is that part of the definition?
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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
Currently held offices
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Communications 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)
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- Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Maxton’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 80.87% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 108 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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