A selection of Lord Touhig's votes
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Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 1999–2007
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
42 votes for, 2 votes against, 4 absences, between 2006–2011
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011
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My Lords, the greatest Liberal Prime Minister in the history of our country—a Welshman, naturally—David Lloyd George, speaking more than 100 years ago, after the passage in the other place of the Education Act, said that, with the powers it has created, “the State can watch over the welfare of its children through infancy and adolescence”. Those inspirational words are in my mind...
My Lords, hundreds of Palestinian youngsters have been encouraged by the terrorist organisation Hamas to commit acts of provocation against Israeli forces but, when arrested, they do not have the benefit of lawyers and are tried in military courts. I am a lifelong supporter of the State of Israel, but is Britain reminding the Government of Israel of the vision of its founders, who would be...
My Lords, 70% of pupils excluded from school have special educational needs. In their response to the report, the Government have promised to review the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice by the end of next year. I am not clear from the Statement whether that review will be included in the work to be undertaken by Tom Bennett. Specifically, on the review of the SEND...
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Entered the House of Lords on 30 June 2010
Previously MP for Islwyn until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 16 February 1995 — unknown
Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005
Also represented Islwyn
Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Trade and Industry
- Departmental Contracts
- Coal Industry Compensation
- Industrial Diseases: Compensation
- Malaysia: Military Decorations
Currently held offices
- Member, Services Committee (since 6 Dec 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Opposition Whip (Lords) (18 Sep 2015 to 1 Sep 2016)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (18 Sep 2015 to 17 Oct 2017)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (4 Jul 2013 to 12 May 2016)
- Member, Public Service and Demographic Change Committee (29 May 2012 to 8 Nov 2012)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (28 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (27 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Liaison Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Chairman, Members' Allowances Committee (11 Feb 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Members' Allowances Committee (10 Feb 2009 to 11 Feb 2009)
- Chair, Members' Allowances Committee (10 Feb 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Members' Allowances Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 10 Feb 2009)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (6 Jun 2006 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (5 Jun 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Veterans), Ministry of Defence (17 Jun 2005 to 6 Jun 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (11 May 2005 to 17 Jun 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Wales), Department for Constitutional Affairs (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) (also in Wales Office) (12 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Welsh Office (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (11 Jun 2001 to 10 May 2005)
- Assistant Whip (17 Nov 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (17 Nov 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (15 Jan 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 75 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Touhig’s speeches
- Has received answers to 115 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 71.61% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 171 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fee of £150 for completing a interview survey for Ipsos Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY on 25 June 2009. Hours: 1 hour. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 13 July 2009)
Fee of £50 for completing a survey for Populus, Northborough House, 10 Northborough Street, London. Hours: 10 minutes. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 16 July 2009).
Received a bottle of wine for acting as compere at the Mynyddislwyn Male Voice Choir on 24 September 2009. Address: Penmaen Chapel, Oakdale. Value: less than £10. Donated £10 to charity. (Registered 25 September 2009)
ComRes, Coveham House, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3EP.
Fee of £75 for survey completed on 5 November 2009 Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 10 November 2009)
Fee of £75 for survey completed on 3 December 2009. Fee donated to charity. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 January 2010)
Fee of £75 for completing a survey. Fee donated to charity. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 February 2010)
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