Lord Boyce

Crossbench Peer

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A selection of Lord Boyce's votes

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  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Voted against more EU integration Show votes 0 votes for, 1 vote against, 14 absences, between 2008–2011
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Boyce’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Boyce’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • China - Question 29 Jun 2020

    My Lords, while agreeing on the need to establish a sound relationship with China, does the Minister agree that it is of the utmost importance that we continue to exercise most robustly, through the Royal Navy among others, our right to freedom of navigation on the high seas in those waters of the South China Sea illegally claimed by China to be its own, in contravention of the United Nations...
  • Defence: Type 45 Destroyers - Question 21 Jan 2020

    My Lords, as the noble Lord, Lord West, implied and as we have heard in this House on numerous occasions, the number of our destroyers and frigates is anorexic. This is exacerbated by the Type 45 problem. We embarked on an eight-ship, Type 26 frigate-building programme in 2017, but the first ship, “Glasgow”, will not be commissioned until 2027. Thereafter, a ship will appear every two...
  • Turkey: Russian Missiles - Question 18 Jul 2019

    We have focused on the F-35, but we have other legacy aircraft in NATO that we still operate on our eastern flanks. Are they equally vulnerable?

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 30 June 2003

Positions held at time of appointment: Chief of the Defence Staff. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (29 Nov 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)

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