A selection of Lord Knight of Weymouth's votes
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Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
43 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 2006–2011
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2003–2007
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
8 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2004–2010
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2007
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008
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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill - Committee stage – Lord Knight of Weymouth.
My Lords, I thank noble Lords who have spoken. I am grateful for everyone’s support. This has been a small but perfectly formed debate for Second Reading of the Bill. I particularly pay tribute to the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, for sharing her story and those of other bereaved parents, such as Nikki. I have great sympathy with the points she made about the benefits system and carers,...
My Lords, I thank Kevin Hollinrake MP for steering the Bill through its various stages in the other place. It is a good Bill, which addresses the significant hole in our legislation that means there is currently no specific legal entitlement to time off in the event that a person loses a child. When I was no more than 12 years old, I was sat down on the sofa at home by my mum and dad. My mum...
More of Lord Knight of Weymouth’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 23 June 2010
Previously MP for South Dorset until 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Also represented South Dorset
Topics of interest
- Culture Media and Sport
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Trade and Industry
- Education and Skills
- Departmental Policies (South Dorset)
- Departmental Sponsorship
- Wind Turbines
- Local Government Finance (Dorset)
- Local Government Finance
Currently held offices
- Member, Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee (since 17 May 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (17 Oct 2011 to 18 Jul 2014)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (8 Oct 2010 to 5 Sep 2011)
- Minister of State (the South West), Regional Affairs (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Minister of State (the South West), Department for Work and Pensions (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families (13 Jul 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) (29 Jun 2007 to 9 Jun 2009)
- Minister of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (28 Jun 2007 to 13 Jul 2007)
- Minister of State (Schools and 14-19 Learners), Department for Education and Skills (3 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Minister of State (Schools), Department for Education and Skills (6 Jun 2006 to 3 Aug 2006)
- Minister of State, Department for Education and Skills (8 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
- Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (17 Jun 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (11 May 2005 to 17 Jun 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
- PPS (Team PPS), Department of Health (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Ms Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (13 May 2004 to 10 Apr 2005)
- Member, Defence Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 20 Oct 2003)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Knight of Weymouth’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 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.93% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 99 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- 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") 124 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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