A selection of Lord Moonie's votes
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Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2008–2011
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, in 2011
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 1999–2003
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 8 absences, between 2004–2010
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
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To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons, if any, they have learned from the French Loi de Programmation 2019–25 process.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings the Secretary of State for Defence has had in the last two years with major prime contractors to discuss procurement strategies.
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many operational defects on (1) HMS Daring, (2) HMS Dauntless, (3) HMS Diamond, (4) HMS Dragon, (5) HMS Defender, and (6) HMS Duncan were reported in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, and (c) 2018 to date.
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Entered the House of Lords on 5 July 2005
Previously MP for Kirkcaldy until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005
Also represented Kirkcaldy
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Economic Affairs Committee (13 Nov 2007 to 1 May 2012)
- Member, Committee on Regulators (23 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Chairman, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Jun 2004)
- Chair, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2003 to 28 Nov 2003)
- Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 17 Jul 2003)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (31 Jan 2000 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans) (29 Jan 2000 to 12 Jun 2003)
- Member, Treasury Committee (9 Nov 1998 to 21 Feb 2000)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (2 Dec 1997 to 6 Apr 2000)
- Chair, Finance and Services Committee (14 Nov 1997 to 22 Feb 2000)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (22 Mar 1989 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (20 Mar 1989 to 19 Dec 1989)
- Member, Social Services Committee (22 Nov 1988 to 20 Mar 1989)
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- Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Moonie’s speeches
- Has received answers to 295 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
- Has voted in 45.32% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 6 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.
1. Remunerated directorships
Mining (Scotland) Ltd (non-executive) (£10,001-£15,000)
(non-executive); high technology services and manufacturing. (£25,001-£30,000)
Associate Director, Sovereign Strategy; strategic advice and public relations. (£10,001-£15,000)
8. Land and Property
My London residence is shared with another Member who pays a proportion of the costs.
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