Lord Owen

Independent Social Democrat

A selection of Lord Owen's votes

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  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes 0 votes for, 2 votes against, 13 absences, between 2008–2011
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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Recent appearances

  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) 21 Feb 2017

    My Lords, yesterday the noble Lord, Lord Hennessy, talked about the historical freight that this legislation carries. It carries a great deal, but it also carries the historical freight of referendums which have been coming into this country’s democracy for some years. We have barely mentioned 1975, but that was also a time when the country had the chance to leave or to stay, and it...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Private Sector 6 Feb 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in respect of the Department of Health’s figure of £8,722,000 for the amount spent in purchasing services from Independent Sector Providers in 2015–16, what are the (1) contracts, (2) providers and (3) service categories concerned.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Private Sector 1 Feb 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the figure of £8,722,000 stated by the Department of Health in its Annual Report and Accounts 2015–16 (HC322) as the amount spent in purchasing services from Independent Sector Providers includes amounts (1) spent by NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts on such providers, and (2) paid under Private Finance Initiative and Private Finance...

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Independent Social Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 30 June 1992

Party was Crossbench until 3 Mar 2014

Other offices held in the past

  • Leader of the Social Democratic Party (3 Mar 1988 to 6 Jun 1990)
  • Leader of the Social Democratic Party (21 Jun 1983 to 6 Aug 1987)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Energy (3 May 1979 to 1 Nov 1980)
  • Foreign Secretary (21 Feb 1977 to 4 May 1979)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (10 Sep 1976 to 21 Feb 1977)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Security) (26 Jul 1974 to 10 Sep 1976)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Security) (8 Mar 1974 to 26 Jul 1974)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Navy) (3 Jul 1968 to 18 Jun 1970)

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Owen’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 1.90% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well 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") 98 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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