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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Lord Jopling's votes
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Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
2 votes for, 8 votes against, 5 absences, between 2008–2011
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, in 2011
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Jopling’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Jopling’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter sent to peers by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 29 June, how much money will be needed to fulfil their pledge to guarantee the current annual budget for financial support for farmers in every year of this Parliament.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue guidance on how to criticise the government of Israel without being antisemitic.
My Lords, I remind the House of my farming interests. I must say that when I read the Bill I came to the conclusion that others have come to: I found it principally focused on environmental issues rather than farming issues. Of course I regard the environmental issues as vital; indeed, I remind the House that I was the first Minister ever to put agricultural chemicals under statutory control,...
More of Lord Jopling’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Other offices held in the past
- Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (25 May 2016 to 1 Jul 2019)
- Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, European Union Committee (13 Nov 2007 to 1 May 2012)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (17 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (2 Dec 2003 to 1 May 2012)
- Member, European Union Committee (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee D (12 Jan 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
- Chair, Sittings of the House (Commons) Committee (9 Jul 1991 to 21 Feb 1992)
- Member, Privileges Committee (22 Nov 1988 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (11 Jun 1983 to 12 Jun 1987)
- Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) (5 May 1979 to 10 Jun 1983)
- Shadow Minister (Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (1 Mar 1975 to 1 Jul 1976)
- Government Whip (30 Oct 1973 to 4 Mar 1974)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (8 Nov 1971 to 30 Oct 1973)
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