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A selection of Lord Taylor of Goss Moor’s votes
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Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2004–2010.
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2011.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
16 votes for, 6 votes against, 26 absences, between 2006–2011.
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
9 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2003–2007.
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2007.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
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I support the noble Lord very strongly. He mentioned Ukraine, so does he agree that, given the language used, the actions of Putin and those around him are clearly a genocide?
My Lords, sadly, there is no way to dismiss the fact that this is an absolute catastrophe for the people of Afghanistan, especially its women, those who have supported principles of liberal democracy and those who have attempted to enforce proper justice in that country, all of whose lives are now under threat, let alone those who worked directly and bravely to support our forces—and let us...
I am sure that the Minister is alive to the fact that the beta variant is less susceptible to the AstraZeneca vaccine in particular, with effectiveness as low as 10%. Perhaps, therefore, he found it understandable that the Government put further restrictions on travel from France. However, could he explain why we are not doing it with Greece, where the levels of that variant are higher than...
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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
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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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