Lord Taylor of Goss Moor

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • UK Net Zero Emissions Target - Statement 12 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I strongly welcome the Government’s commitment, particularly given the Chancellor of the Exchequer apparently trying to argue that they should not make it. This is an important moment, supported across the House. I work in development, housing and renewable heat. I should declare that, but I do so because I am deeply concerned that, while a car may last a decade or so, the houses...
  • National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Regret 10 Jun 2019

    If my noble friend will allow me, I would like to ask a question. Is it not the case that the people who work in this sector are, by and large, extraordinarily low-paid while caring for some of the neediest people in this country? The collapse of so many providers in the sector suggests there is something fundamentally wrong, to which efficiency savings do not seem a realistic response.
  • European Council - Statement 25 Mar 2019

    In her Statement, the Prime Minister clearly said that we would leave with no deal only if that was supported by the other House. Is that now the Government’s position?

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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

  • 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)
  • 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)


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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — well 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 41.53% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — 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") 28 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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