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A selection of Lord Kilclooney’s votes
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Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 6 votes against, in 2011.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
2 votes for, 7 votes against, 6 absences, between 2008–2011.
Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, in 2011.
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, in 1999.
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 university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 1997–2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Kilclooney’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Kilclooney’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, does the noble Lord agree that the protocol is a breach of the Belfast agreement, that it may undermine that agreement and bring about the closure of devolved government within weeks, and that it may even, worse still, lead to violence on the streets? Does the Minister recall that the Belfast agreement, signed by both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, stated that it...
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to encourage more manufacturing of electronic chips in the UK.
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the departure of the UK from the EU, whether the country of Ireland is formally called (1) the Republic of Ireland, or (2) Ireland, in UK law.
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Crossbench Peer, Former UUP MLA for Strangford
Entered the House of Lords on 17 October 2001
Previously MP for Strangford until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Strangford, 1983-2001 (resigned seat in 1985 and re elected in 1986). Spokesman for trade and industry, 1992-97; foreign and Commonwealth affairs, 1997-2001; Member of the United Kingdom delegation to the Council of Europe, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 30 January 2007 — Dissolved for election
Party was UUP until 30 Jan 2007
Also represented Strangford
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, European Legislation Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 17 Dec 1985)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 May 2001.
1. Remunerated directorships
West Ulster Estates Ltd.; property management.
Tontine Rooms Holding Co. Ltd.; publishing and printing;
and its subsidiary companies from which I receive no direct income:
Tyrone Courier Ltd.; publishing.
Ulster Gazette Ltd.; publishing.
Carrickfergus Advertiser Ltd.; publishing.
Tyrone Printing Co. Ltd.; printing.
Cerdac Print (Belfast) Ltd.; printing.
Sovereign Properties (NI
) Ltd.; property development.
Ulsternet (NI) Ltd.; internet services.
Outlook Press (NI) Ltd.; publishing.
Tyrone Constitution Ltd.; publishing.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
6. Overseas visits
31 January-2 February 2001, to Seville, Spain
, with British-Spanish All-Party Parliamentary Group, to meet with Spanish colleagues from the Congress of Deputies
. (Registered 9 February 2001)
8. Land and Property
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Gosford Voluntary Housing Association Ltd.
(a) West Ulster Estates Ltd.
(a) Tontine Rooms Holding Co. Ltd.
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Gosford Voluntary Housing Association Ltd.; provision of rented homes for elderly (unremunerated).
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