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A selection of Lord Young of Cookham's votes
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Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, between 2011–2012
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
29 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2015
Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
21 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2008–2013
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
19 votes for, 45 votes against, 4 absences, between 2008–2014
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
12 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2003–2012
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 7 votes against, 1 absence, between 1999–2012
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Young of Cookham’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Young of Cookham’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, 36 years ago, when I had my noble friend’s job at the then Department of the Environment, I put on the statute book the Housing Defects Act 1984. In a nutshell, it compensated homeowners who found that their homes were unsaleable, through no fault of their own, and had no other form of compensation coming from the Government. Does my noble friend think that that legislation has...
My Lords, on 12 November I asked my noble friend’s ministerial colleague, my noble friend Lord Greenhalgh, if he would recommend to the JCVI that rough sleepers and those who work with them should be a priority for vaccination. He said he would. Does that remain the case, and will they indeed get priority?
My Lords, part of the sponsor body’s budget is spent on plans for the restored building. There are 12 storeys of accommodation in Victoria Tower, with spectacular views, occupied exclusively by archives, which are infrequently visited by noble Lords. Could the sponsor body save us the rent on 1 Millbank by converting that space into offices and moving the archives, which came here only in...
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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
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Education and Skills
- Local Government and the Regions
- Members: Correspondence
- Departmental Staffing
- Safeguarding Children
- Prisons: Overcrowding
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Services Committee (since 13 Feb 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (3 Jan 2017 to 29 Aug 2019)
- Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (25 Jul 2016 to 29 Aug 2019)
- 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)
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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