A selection of Lord Wills's votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 6 votes against, in 2007
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
10 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2010
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
35 votes for, 1 vote against, 12 absences, between 2006–2011
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To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers they have to make it mandatory for schools to respond to surveys regarding the presence and management of asbestos on their premises; and what plans they have to exercise those powers.
My Lords, the Minister will be aware that 20 years ago fixed-penalty notices were introduced precisely to deter irresponsible cyclists from cycling on pavements. She may not be aware that freedom of information requests have shown that in 2017-18, 30 out of 38 police forces issued fewer than five fixed-penalty notices and 12 of them issued no fixed-penalty notices at all. Does the Minister...
My Lords, what specific measures are the Government taking to increase the low number of care leavers going into higher education?
More of Lord Wills’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 12 July 2010
Previously MP for North Swindon until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Also represented North Swindon
Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Trade and Industry
- Departments: Freedom of Information
- Citizens Juries
- Common Agricultural Policy
- Antisocial Behaviour
- Public Order
Currently held offices
- Member, Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (28 Jun 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (2 Jun 2002 to 11 Jul 2003)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Criminal Justice System IT) (29 May 2002 to 11 Jul 2003)
- Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Lord Chancellor's Department) (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) (29 Jul 1999 to 10 Jun 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Employment (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (4 Jan 1999 to 28 Jul 1999)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry) (4 Jan 1999 to 29 Jul 1999)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Wills’s speeches
- Has received answers to 48 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 47.00% 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 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") 141 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
8. Land and Property
Commercial premises in London from which rental income is received.
My financial interests and those of my wife are in a blind trust, the details of which have been laid in the House.
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