Lord Ampthill

Former Crossbench Peer

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A selection of Lord Ampthill’s votes

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  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees

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

Recent appearances

  • Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Bill 13 May 2008

    My Lords, before the Minister sits down, I wonder whether he will forgive me for a brief intervention, simply because I happened to chair the committee that looked at the original Bill, which this Bill amends. I was also chairman of the committee that looked at the father to the Bill, on the Channel Tunnel. Both were hybrid Bills. I merely wish to inform the Minister that I feel inclined to...
  • House of Lords: Reform 13 Mar 2007

    My Lords, having implied that we do nothing in this House, does my noble friend not accept that, over the past 10 years, we made on average 3,400 amendments a year to the Government's Bills?
  • Interpretation 26 Oct 2005

    Having called Amendment No. 128, I apologise for my slip and now call Amendment No. 123.

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1973

Left the House of Lords on 23 April 2011 — Died

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