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A selection of Lord Geddes's votes
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Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 10 votes against, 4 absences, between 2008–2011
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Geddes’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Geddes’s full vote analysis page for more.
May I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Greaves, on taking up the mantle of my noble friend Lady Sharples so ably.
My Lords, the question from the noble Lord, Lord West, prompts me to ask my noble friend about the paucity of charging points for the much-vaunted electric cars.
Is my noble friend aware of the reports of police secreting themselves in ambulances, thereby putting at risk the neutrality of the medical services?
More of Lord Geddes’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1975
Currently held offices
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)
- Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 29 Nov 2010)
- Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 2 Jun 2010)
- Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (since 10 Dec 2003)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 Committee (25 Jun 2012 to 13 Feb 2013)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (16 May 2012 to 27 Nov 2012)
- Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (10 Dec 2008 to 20 Jun 2012)
- Member, Intergovernmental Organisations Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 7 Jul 2008)
- Member, Personal Bills Committee (10 Dec 2003 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, European Union Committee (8 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (8 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (3 Dec 2003 to 30 Nov 2007)
- Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (19 Nov 2002 to 7 May 2005)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee A (12 Dec 2000 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (23 Nov 1999 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee B (20 Nov 1995 to 11 Nov 1999)
- Member, European Union Committee (22 Nov 1994 to 11 Nov 1999)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C (22 Nov 1994 to 8 Oct 1995)
- Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (15 Nov 1990 to 17 Mar 1992)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee A (20 Nov 1986 to 1 Nov 1990)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee B (6 Nov 1985 to 3 Nov 1994)
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