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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 the Earl of Caithness’s votes
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Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 5 votes against, 9 absences, between 2008–2011.
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of the Earl of Caithness’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit the Earl of Caithness’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, my father was privileged to be the factor at Balmoral from 1955 to 1965, and that was where I spent my happy childhood. My memories of His Royal Highness are therefore those of a boy aged between 10 and 17. I particularly remember the kindness with which His Royal Highness and Her Majesty treated our family, in particular my father after he lost a leg in 1960 due to a thrombosis. He...
My Lords, it is a reflection of the strange times in which we live that there is not a single person on the Labour, Liberal or Cross Benches actually in the Chamber. It is the first time I have taken part in a debate in your Lordships’ House in over 50 years where this has been the case. Ah, we do have a Liberal Democrat finally arriving—a little late, but do not worry. I support what the...
My Lords, is my noble friend rural-proofing the new strategy? He will be aware that a lot of houses in rural areas are off the mains gas grid and will need alternatives because heat pumps are so expensive. Is he considering bioenergy fuels and other alternatives?
More of The Earl of Caithness’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1965
Currently held offices
- Member, Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)
- Member, Rural Economy Committee (since 17 May 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 13 Mar 2018)
- Member, Communications and Digital Committee (25 May 2016 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
- Member, European Union Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 12 May 2016)
- Member, EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs (21 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (17 May 2012 to 21 May 2013)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment (18 May 2010 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (9 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (8 Dec 2003 to 30 Nov 2007)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (19 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (9 Jun 1997 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (5 Jun 1997 to 30 Nov 2000)
- Minister of State (Transport) (Railways and Roads) (14 Apr 1992 to 11 Jan 1994)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (7 Jul 1987 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (2 Sep 1985 to 10 Sep 1986)
- Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (14 Jun 1979 to 31 Oct 1984)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee D (24 May 1979 to 1 Feb 1982)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee G (28 Mar 1979 to 20 Dec 1979)
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