A selection of Lord Spicer's votes
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Almost always voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 9 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2007
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 9 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2010
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 3 absences, between 1999–2007
Voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2008
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Spicer’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Spicer’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, this may be the last time I address this House on a point of substance—unless my health changes. My physiotherapist says that I will be playing tennis again by Christmas, which would be nice because I used to captain the parliamentary tennis team. But at the moment I do not think I could crawl here from the Bishops’ Bar in a straight line without what that nice lady has given me...
My Lords, is my noble friend aware that I have mixed feelings about this decision? Having been the House bore on the subject for many years, of course I am pleased that we have moved with greater certainty towards a final decision on this matter, but it has come very late. When I was Minister for Aviation in the 1980s, Heathrow was by far and away the busiest international airport in the...
Where does the noble Lord, Lord Dykes, get his forecasts of doom and gloom from? I hope it is not the Bank of England.
More of Lord Spicer’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 12 July 2010
Previously MP for West Worcestershire until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election
Also represented West Worcestershire; Worcestershire South
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Members: Correspondence
- Parliamentary Questions
- Bovine TB
- Health Services (Worcestershire)
Other offices held in the past
- Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee (7 Jun 2001 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Treasury Sub-Committee (14 May 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Treasury Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
- Chair, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (1 Apr 1991 to 1 Apr 1993)
- Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Housing and Planning) (3 Jan 1990 to 28 Nov 1990)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy) (13 Jun 1987 to 3 Jan 1990)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (11 Sep 1984 to 13 Jun 1987)
- Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 1983 to 1 Jul 1984)
- Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 1981 to 1 Jul 1983)
- Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
- Member, House of Commons (Services): Computer Sub-Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
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- Has spoken in 180 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Spicer’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 76.05% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 53 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
1. Remunerated directorships
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Received payment of £1,500. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 1 February 2010)
Received payment of £1,500. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 2 March 2010)
Received payment of £1,500. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 31 March 2010)
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