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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Lord Freeman’s votes
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Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011.
Voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, in 2011.
Almost always voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 9 votes against, 6 absences, between 2008–2011.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Freeman’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Freeman’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, I intend to be very brief indeed. Having sat through most of today’s proceedings, I am not sure that I have all that much original to say. I agree with the earlier comments of the noble Baroness, Lady Stedman-Scott: this Bill is designed to help people plan for a secure future. We make judgments about what government does in the light of that statement, which I very much agree...
My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Lingfield on ensuring that we could have this debate and I pay tribute to the service that he has provided over many years to the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ associations comprising the many organisations that make up the group. He has achieved a great deal during his long service by engendering enthusiasm and determination on the part of...
My Lords I am very pleased to follow the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, particularly his remarks about transport. He and I have a lot in common in our support, and the relevance of transport to this debate is well accepted. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, on initiating this debate. It has been very important so far, and the quality of the debate and the quality of advice have been much...
More of Lord Freeman’s recent appearances
Former Conservative Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Left the House of Lords on 1 October 2020
Other offices held in the past
- Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (5 May 2016 to 15 Dec 2016)
- Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (23 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
- Member, National Policy for the Built Environment Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
- Member, EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (21 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills (Joint Committee) (17 Mar 2011 to 14 Jun 2011)
- Member, European Union Committee (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, Committee on the Speakership of the House (9 Jul 2003 to 19 Dec 2005)
- Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (26 Jun 2001 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jun 1997 to 31 Jul 2001)
- Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister (Public Service) (5 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
- Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement) (20 Jul 1994 to 5 Jul 1995)
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (Public Transport) (28 Nov 1990 to 20 Jul 1994)
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (4 May 1990 to 28 Nov 1990)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (16 Dec 1988 to 4 May 1990)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Armed Forces) (21 May 1986 to 15 Dec 1988)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (27 Jan 1984 to 26 Feb 1986)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 9 Nov 1985)
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