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A selection of Lord Taylor of Goss Moor's votes
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Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
9 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2003–2007
Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
16 votes for, 6 votes against, 26 absences, between 2006–2011
Voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2008
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 1999–2007
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My Lords, with the Home Secretary saying today that two families meeting in the street cannot even say “Hello” to each other, does the Minister really think that the intervention of marshals will be publicly acceptable? What will the Government do to ensure that they are properly trained to behave appropriately and deal with people who may be very aggressive in response?
Since the Minister wants to keep things simple, could he explain to families that are separated what the rules now are? In my case, I am a single father of three young boys who live with me every other week. They live in a household of six on the other weeks, and it includes another child who also lives in another household part of the time. Which of us are allowed to get together when?
The Minister has just said that a significant plank of the policy is not the science but communications. I fear that the Moonshot programme falls into exactly that category. I do not believe that it can be delivered at the scale that the Prime Minister has talked of, but, if it could, it would throw up false results that would overwhelm track and testing and mislead people, throwing both...
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Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 22 July 2010
Previously MP for Truro and St Austell until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 12 March 1987 — unknown
Also represented Truro and St Austell; Truro
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Porton Down
- Data Protection Act
- Special Advisers
- Departmental Communications
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Social Exclusion), Cabinet Office (17 Aug 2006 to 23 Jan 2007)
- Social Exclusion, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (17 Aug 2006 to 23 Jan 2007)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (10 Mar 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
- Chair of the Parliamentary Party (26 Jan 2004 to 16 Jun 2005)
- Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party (12 Jun 2003 to 5 May 2005)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury) (9 Aug 1999 to 12 Jun 2003)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (17 Nov 1997 to 2 Dec 1997)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment and Transport) (2 May 1997 to 9 Aug 1999)
- Member, Environment Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment) (1 Sep 1994 to 2 May 1997)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Citizens Charter) (1 Sep 1992 to 1 Sep 1994)
- Chair of Campaigns and Communications, Liberal Democrat Party (1 Sep 1992 to 1 Sep 1994)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jan 1990 to 1 Jan 1992)
- Chair of Communications, Liberal Democrat Party (16 Jun 1989 to 1 Sep 1992)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1989 to 1 Jan 1990)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Local Government, Housing and Transport) (1 Sep 1988 to 1 Sep 1989)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Energy) (3 Mar 1988 to 1 Sep 1988)
- Liberal-SDP Alliance Spokesperson (Energy) (11 Jun 1987 to 3 Mar 1988)
- Liberal-SDP Alliance Spokesperson (Youth) (13 Mar 1987 to 11 Jun 1987)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
Chair of National Housing Federation
, a limited company operating on a not for profit basis; the representative body for independent non-profit social landlords in England, whose principal role is to provide and manage affordable housing. The Federation
supports and promotes the work of Housing Associations, and campaigns for better housing and neighbourhoods. Time commitment is 3 days a month, and payment made through Taylor & Garner Ltd (see category 2 below).
South West Water Ltd (non-executive).
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Monthly column for Cornwall Today
. (Up to £5,000) Payment of £250 per column paid quarterly through Taylor & Garner Ltd.
Company secretary of Taylor & Garner Ltd; company formed with my wife to undertake writing, broadcasting and consultancy.
8. Land and Property
Flat in London, from which rental income is received.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Taylor & Garner Ltd.
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