A selection of Lord Young of Cookham's votes
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Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2015
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
4 votes for, 10 votes against, between 1997–2012
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 7 votes against, 1 absence, between 1999–2012
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
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2013
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This Government is committed to supporting small businesses and we continue to aspire to 33% of Government procurement spend on goods, services and works goes to SMEs by 2022. In April the government announced a number of measures to help achieve this, including: · Requiring greater transparency by prime contractors to increase SMEs visibility in the supply chain; · Improving...
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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
- 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 1045 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 94.42% 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") 326 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
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
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