A selection of the Earl of Arran's votes
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Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Consistently 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 against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 8 absences, between 2008–2011
Voted a mixture of for and against 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 an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, in 2011
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My Lords, in 2015 a former Conservative Party chairman said: “Bureaucratic pen-pushers seem content to think it is OK to leave people in the countryside in the internet slow lane”. The former Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced in November 2015 a proposal to introduce a universal service obligation to give people the legal right to a 10 megabits per second connection no...
My Lords, together with the noble Baroness, Lady Jay, I first visited Oregon some 12 years ago as part of this House’s consideration of assisted dying. Back then it was the sole state in the US to have legalised assisted dying for the terminally ill. Since then, as has already been said, Oregon has been joined by Washington, Montana, Vermont, Colorado and even the District of Columbia....
My Lords, children sleeping on the floor, sharing a mattress and not having enough food to eat—this is not a case history from Victorian times but a description of the very real lives of many children living in 21st-century Britain. Our rich and affluent capital city has one of the highest child poverty levels in the UK, along with Birmingham and Manchester. Currently 3.9 million...
More of The Earl of Arran’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1983
Currently held offices
- Member, Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee (since 29 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Communications Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
- Member, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee (16 May 2013 to 6 Nov 2013)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (18 May 2010 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee D (13 Nov 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, Committee on Regulators (23 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill (30 Nov 2004 to 7 Apr 2005)
- Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (23 Nov 1994 to 19 Nov 1998)
- Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (10 Oct 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
- Member, Select Committee on Broadcasting (10 Oct 1994 to 12 Jan 1995)
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- Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all the Earl of Arran’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 31.43% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 24 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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