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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 Davies of Oldham’s votes
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Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Davies of Oldham’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Davies of Oldham’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, the Minister will appreciate that further education, technical education and engineering have had a devastating time over the last decade, with the failure of the Government to sustain anything like the resources which colleges needed. If we are to make a success of the qualifications, let us make no bones about it, that is what students and their parents and those who look after...
Would the Minister accept that many of us in this House would not take the same view that he has taken about the plethora of amendments that the Government feel obliged at this stage to make to their own proposals, or about welcoming the many other amendments that have been presented by other Members of this House? Surely it is the Government’s job, when they face a problem as acute and...
My Lords, it is a real privilege to participate in this debate. In fact, it has been a real privilege to sit and listen to the contributions, which have in many respects identified issues that should be of great concern to the Government but which we all feel are being somewhat derided at present. I was grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, for emphasising the difficulties for senior civil...
More of Lord Davies of Oldham’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Youth Unemployment Committee (28 Jan 2021 to 16 Nov 2021)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (4 Mar 2020 to 31 Jan 2023)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (8 Oct 2010 to 15 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Wales) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (and Deputy Chief Whip) (5 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Joint Committee on Security (24 May 2005 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (2 Dec 2004 to 22 Jul 2010)
- Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2010)
- Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords) (13 Jun 2003 to 6 May 2010)
- Government Whip (12 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Lords in Waiting (Whips) (1 Jul 2000 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Shadow Spokesperson (1 Jul 1993 to 1 May 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jul 1993 to 1 May 1997)
- Member, National Heritage Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 13 Dec 1993)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (17 Jan 1979 to 4 May 1979)
- Member, Overseas Development Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 24 Jan 1979)
- Member, Expenditure Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 21 Feb 1979)
- Member, Expenditure: Arts & Home Office Sub-Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 21 Feb 1979)
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