Lord Maxton

Former MP


A selection of Lord Maxton's votes

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  • Almost always voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • BBC Charter - Motion to Take Note 12 Oct 2016

    If the noble Lord will allow me, I did not say that there should be no consultation with the Scottish Parliament but I do not want the Scottish Parliament to have control over the broadcasting services.
  • BBC Charter - Motion to Take Note 12 Oct 2016

    My Lords, I started off by looking at whether I should make this speech at all. I read what I said last time, in the debate instituted by my noble friend Lady Bakewell, and thought maybe I should not as I said then most of what I want to say now. However, I will say several things, which I hope will be brief. First, as a Scot I do not want to see the Scottish Parliament in control of a BBC...
  • BBC Charter - Motion to Take Note 12 Oct 2016

    Well, the BBC is going to continue its life for the next 11 years, apparently, on the basis of the charter that we are debating tonight. There is no statute that we can seek to amend at this point in time. I have to say to my noble friend Lord Cashman that there are people who are accountable to the licence fee payers. They are elected by the licence fee payers. They work along the Corridor...

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Labour Peer

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 84 debates in the last year — well 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 83.50% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 24 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 99 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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