Lord Young of Cookham

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Conservative

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Grand Committee 29 Nov 2017

    Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2017 – Lord Young of Cookham. Orders and regulations
  • Brexit: Devolved Administrations - Question 23 Nov 2017

    My Lords, the Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) facilitates engagement and collaboration between the UK Governments and devolved Administrations on the UK’s exit from the European Union. Important progress was made at the most recent meeting on 16 October in agreeing a set of principles that will underpin the establishment of common frameworks as powers are repatriated from...
  • Brexit: Devolved Administrations - Question 23 Nov 2017

    I think those fears—that Westminster will hang on to all the powers that are repatriated from the EU—are misplaced. We want to release as much as we can to the devolved Administrations, consistent with our ability to maintain a single market in the UK, our ability to maintain international treaties that the Government have entered into, our ability to negotiate new trade...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 October 2015

Previously MP for North West Hampshire until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Also represented North West Hampshire; Ealing Acton

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Education and Skills
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Departmental Staffing
  • Correspondence
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Prisons: Overcrowding

Currently held offices

  • Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (since 3 Jan 2017)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (since 25 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (3 Nov 2015 to 13 Sep 2016)
  • Chief Whip (19 Oct 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (12 Jul 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • The Leader of the House of Commons (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (28 Oct 2009 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (8 Sep 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009 to 21 Oct 2009)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (5 Nov 2001 to 14 Oct 2009)
  • Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 14 Oct 2009)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (3 Jul 2001 to 26 Oct 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (15 Jun 1999 to 26 Sep 2000)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (5 Jun 1998 to 25 Oct 2000)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (2 Jun 1998 to 26 Sep 2000)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
  • Secretary of State for Transport (5 Jul 1995 to 4 May 1997)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (18 Oct 1994 to 17 Oct 1995)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (20 Jul 1994 to 5 Jul 1995)
  • Minister (Department of Environment) (Housing) (28 Nov 1990 to 19 Jul 1994)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): Accomodation & Administration Sub-Committee (30 Oct 1990 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): New Building Sub-Committee (30 Oct 1990 to 18 Dec 1990)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (19 Oct 1990 to 18 Dec 1990)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (23 Jul 1990 to 28 Nov 1990)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment) (15 Sep 1981 to 10 Sep 1986)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Security) (7 May 1979 to 15 Sep 1981)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 726 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Young of Cookham’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.72% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 385 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 203 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I was given honorary membership of the Carlton Club for the tenure of my position as Government Chief Whip; until July 2014. (Registered 31 December 2012; updated 19 September 2014)
Name of donor: Mr Neal O’Kelly
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,000 in sponsoring my golden wedding party on 19 July 2014, for which tickets were sold by the North West Hampshire Conservative Association.
Date of receipt of donation: 13 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 19 July 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 4 August 2014)

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