A selection of Lord Higgins's votes
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Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, 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
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 10 votes against, 4 absences, between 2008–2011
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
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My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, on his speech and the Motion he has tabled. He has been fortunate to find time for it. I thank him most sincerely for his extremely kind remarks about me. They are greatly appreciated. It has been noticeable with the relatively new practice of valedictory speeches that they are often attached to debates that have nothing...
My Lords, referendums are often described as democratic, but they are not what we usually mean by democratic in this country, where we have a system of representative parliamentary democracy. The effect of having a referendum is to undermine that system because it changes Members of Parliament from being representatives to delegates. Will the Minister look at the situation in the Netherlands,...
My Lords, all of those who took part in the debates which set up the 2016 referendum were absolutely clear that what we were legislating for was an advisory referendum, not a mandatory one. But the morning after the result was announced, the Government immediately took the view that we should treat it as if it were a mandatory referendum. That was despite the fact that the campaign itself was...
More of Lord Higgins’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Personal Service Companies Committee (12 Nov 2013 to 31 Mar 2014)
- Member, Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Jun 2012 to 24 Jul 2012)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
- Member, Committee on the Speakership of the House (12 Jul 2005 to 19 Dec 2005)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, Work & Pensions and Welfare Reform (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, Economic Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 17 Mar 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Economic Affairs (10 May 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Member, Standards in Public Life Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (1 Jan 1992 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Member, Privileges Committee (22 Nov 1988 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (9 Jun 1983 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Chair, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 1 Jan 1992)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (15 Jun 1982 to 9 Jun 1983)
- Member, Procedure Committee (20 Nov 1980 to 9 Jun 1983)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
- The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (7 Apr 1972 to 4 Mar 1974)
- Minister of State (HM Treasury) (23 Jun 1970 to 7 Apr 1972)
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- Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Higgins’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 51.73% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 701 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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