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A selection of Lord Lamont of Lerwick’s votes
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Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, in 2011.
Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011.
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
1 vote for, 7 votes against, 7 absences, between 2008–2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Lamont of Lerwick’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Lamont of Lerwick’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, has my noble friend read the speech of Henry Kissinger in Davos, where he advised attendees at the conference not to get swept up in the mood of the moment and suggested that negotiations to end the war had to begin in the next two months “before it creates upheavals and tensions that will not be easily” contained? He suggested that the starting point for negotiations should be...
My Lords, I draw the attention of the House to my entry in the Register of Lords’ Interests. I express my dismay—indeed, anger—at this extraordinarily cruel treatment of Nazanin after agreement had been reached between the two Governments for her release. Was this not a clear breach of the understanding that had been reached between the two Governments? Is this not the second time in...
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received representations from charities about difficulties in sending medicines, including paracetamol, by lorry to Ukraine.
More of Lord Lamont of Lerwick’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1998
Currently held offices
- Member, European Affairs Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
- Member, EU Goods Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
- Member, European Union Committee (since 15 Jul 2019)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (16 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
- Member, Economic Affairs Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
- Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, Economic Affairs Committee (29 Nov 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
- Member, European Union Committee (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee A (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
- The Chancellor of the Exchequer (28 Nov 1990 to 27 May 1993)
- The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (24 Jul 1989 to 28 Nov 1990)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (5 Jun 1986 to 27 Jul 1989)
- The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (21 May 1986 to 23 Jul 1989)
- Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement) (2 Sep 1985 to 20 May 1986)
- Minister of State (Department of Trade and Industry) (13 Jun 1983 to 2 Sep 1985)
- Minister of State (Department of Industry) (14 Sep 1981 to 12 Jun 1983)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy) (7 May 1979 to 5 Sep 1981)
- Member, Procedure Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
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