Lord Willetts

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Report: Amendment 22 7 Dec 2022

    I would like to seek the opinion of the House on this amendment. It has been a really valuable and important debate, and I recognise the enormous contribution the Minister has made to our deliberations. However, the OfS is a very powerful mechanism. It is not some patsy that is in the pockets of vice-chancellors; it is a very effective regulatory mechanism which is further strengthened in...
  • Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Report: Amendment 17 7 Dec 2022

    My Lords, I rise to speak to Amendment 22 in my name and those of other Members of this House. I begin by thanking Ministers for their engagement with the tricky issues around Clause 4 and, as we have heard, the wide range of views in this House about it. I make it clear that I completely back the principle of the Bill, which is the need for the right to freedom of speech to be backed with...
  • Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 63 14 Nov 2022

    My Lords, in the light of that last comment, I can briefly intervene with reference to Amendment 65 in my name. I register my interests as a member of the board of UKRI and a director of Thames Holdings. I have two questions for the Minister but they arise also from the important intervention of my noble friend Lord Johnson of Marylebone. First, we do indeed need some sense of...

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Profile

Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 November 2015

Previously MP for Havant until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Havant

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Innovation
  • Universities and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Education and Skills
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Apprentices
  • Tax Credits
  • Pensions
  • Students: Loans
  • Pension Credit

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee (15 Oct 2020 to 24 Nov 2021)
  • Minister of State (Universities and Science) (12 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (8 Dec 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry) (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (18 Sep 2001 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (15 Jun 1999 to 18 Sep 2001)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (2 Jun 1998 to 15 Jun 1999)
  • Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (20 Jul 1996 to 15 Dec 1996)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Duchy of Lancaster Office) (28 Nov 1995 to 15 Dec 1996)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (8 Jul 1995 to 28 Nov 1995)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (20 Jul 1994 to 7 Jul 1995)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 6 Dec 1993)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Author. I have received the following royalty payments from the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd, Writers’ House, 13 Haydon St, London EC3N 1DB
for a book published in February 2010: No additional hours.
March 2014: £115.38 received. (Registered 14 April 2014)
From 20 October 2014, member of the King’s Policy Institute, King’s College, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS. I provide assistance with research programmes across the college. Expected hours: 7 hrs a week. (£25,001-£30,000) (Registered 4 December 2014)
27 November 2014, received £2,580. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 15 December 2014)
24 December 2014, received £2,580. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 27 January 2015)
30 January 2015, received £2,580. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 9 March 2015)
27 February 2015, received £2,580. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 12 March 2015)
From 24 October 2014, chair of the Higher Education Strategy Board of TES Global, 26 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4HQ. Expected hours: 50 hrs a quarter. (£20,001-£25,000) (Registered 4 December 2014)
28 December 2014, received £11,000. Hours: 60 hrs during October to December 2014. (Registered 27 January 2015)
From 1 November 2014, adviser to the Silvertown Partnership, 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0DT. I provide advice on possible occupants of the Silvertown development from the global education and research community. Expected hours: 20 hrs a month. (£55,001-£60,000) (Registered 4 December 2014)
£1,000 received from Eversheds LLP, One Wood Street, London EC2V 7WS, for speech at Evershed’s 9th Annual Pensions Conference in December 2014. Hours: 24 hrs including research and preparation. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 28 January 2015)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: 86 East Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6LQ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): food, accommodation and transport;
total £1,045
Destination of visit: Paris
Date of visit: 15-17 January 2015
Purpose of visit: to attend the Franco-British Colloque’s 2015 Conference.
(Registered 11 February 2015)
8. Land and Property
Flat in West London, from which rental income is received.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b)   From 11 June 2014, shares in Vantix DX, a company (as yet unquoted) which develops biosensors.  (Updated 27 August 2014)

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