Lord Taylor of Goss Moor

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Third Reading 15 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I shall respond very briefly. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Best, for all his support and encouragement, not only on this Bill but previously. I should also thank my noble friend Lady Parminter, who was in the Chamber but has had to go, for moving an amendment for me on Report that enabled this matter to be brought forward. We have had a promise from the Minister to come back on the...
  • Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Third Reading 15 Mar 2017

    In every case when I have advised on new settlements coming forward, I have advised local authorities, councillors and communities but also those promoting the project to establish the basis of the joint venture and partnership for delivery of the original objectives and to hold people to it. It is only by getting everyone around the table jointly to discuss that—again, that is the...
  • Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Third Reading 15 Mar 2017

    My Lords, this amendment is tabled in my name and that of the noble Lords, Lord Best and Lord Lucas, who have given great support on this issue during the passage of the Bill, as have noble Lords on all sides of the House. On Report, there was a very welcome commitment from the Minister to return to this issue. I should draw attention to my interests. I advise many projects, including new...

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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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Porton Down
  • Data Protection Act
  • Special Advisers
  • Arson
  • 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)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (17 Nov 1997 to 2 Dec 1997)
  • Member, Environment Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Taylor of Goss Moor’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 41.03% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 16 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 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") 27 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Directorships
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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