Lord Willetts

Former MP

Conservative

A selection of Lord Willetts's votes

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  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Second Reading 6 Dec 2016

    My Lords, I declare my interest as a visiting professor of King’s College London, a chair of the advisory board of Times Higher Education, advice to 2U and an honorary fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. The exceptional number of Members of your Lordships’ House intending to speak in this debate is evidence of the significance of the Bill and the care with which it will be...
  • Brexit: Impact on Universities and Scientific Research - Motion to Take Note 3 Nov 2016

    I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Soley, on bringing this debate to the House and posing the crucial questions he has. I draw the House’s attention to my entries in the register of interests, particularly my post as a visiting professor at King’s College London and serving on the board of the Crick Institute. I shall keep my remarks short because so many Members of this House...

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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

  • 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 Her Majesty's 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)

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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Willetts’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 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 64.15% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 30 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") 3 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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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