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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Lord Herbert of South Downs’s votes
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Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016.
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2019.
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2011–2016.
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
8 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2008–2016.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Herbert of South Downs’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Herbert of South Downs’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, I remind the House of my declarations in the register of interests: I co-chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Tuberculosis and chair the Global TB Caucus. I will make some general remarks about AIDS and the ODA budget, then some specific ones about the need to tackle tuberculosis as an urgent priority. First, on the general issue of aid, I am a long-standing supporter...
My Lords, I welcome the Government’s recent commitment of £1 billion to the Global Fund which, in the circumstances fiscally here in the UK, is a remarkable and generous donation and makes us one of the best contributors still in the world to that important fund. Of the 650,000 deaths from AIDS every year globally, to which my noble friend Lord Fowler referred, some one-third are from...
My Lords, the performance of the operator on the west coast main line cannot be excused, but is it not also the case that there are severe capacity restraints on the west coast main line? It is Europe’s busiest mixed-use line, which means that it is hard to increase the number of passengers or freight in the long term. Does that not remind us of the importance of increasing capacity, which...
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Entered the House of Lords on 8 September 2020
Previously MP for Arundel and South Downs until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Also represented Arundel and South Downs
Topics of interest
Lord Herbert of South Downs campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Flood Control
- Departmental Public Participation
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office) (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State (Justice) (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 16 Jan 2006)
- Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
From 18 November 2015, Member of the Advisory Board of CREST
) Ltd, a consultancy that aims to improve the performance and impact of the criminal justice system. Address: First Floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. Until further notice, I will be paid £10,000 every year in monthly instalments. Hours: 4 hrs per month. (Registered 03 December 2015)
Unremunerated co-chairman of the Advisory Board of GovernUp, a project to improve the effectiveness of government. (Registered 02 April 2014)
Trustee, The Project for Modern Democracy
(registered charity no. 1154924) (Registered 02 April 2014)
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