A selection of Lord Filkin's votes
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Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2008–2011
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
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My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Turnberg, for this extremely important debate. I declare an interest as chair of the Centre for Ageing Better, a new What Works Centre that does what it says. I will focus on the implications for the NHS of an older population and I shall seek to look 10 years forward, as I think it is essential that we do so in order to address this question. The...
My Lords, I declare an interest as chair of the Centre for Ageing Better, a new What Works centre promoted by the Government and well-endowed by the Big Lottery Fund but with full independence from both. I thank both for their wisdom in promoting it. The centre seeks to seize the benefits of the longer lives of more older people, so that we all benefit from that. Some noble Lords will...
My Lords, I thank the Minister for his thoughtful response, as ever. I thank all who have spoken so powerfully, whether from humanity, policy or politics in different dimensions. I particularly enjoyed, as did we all in the Chamber, the superb maiden speeches of the noble Lords, Lord Livingston and Lord Borwick. We could not have been better served. Above all, I was pleased as one of the...
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Entered the House of Lords on 29 July 1999
Party was Other until 12 Oct 1999; Labour until 12 Nov 2013
Other offices held in the past
- Chair, Public Service and Demographic Change Committee (29 May 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
- Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (21 Dec 2011 to 18 Dec 2013)
- Member, Leader's Group on Working Practices Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 26 Apr 2011)
- Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (6 Jun 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare), Department for Education and Skills (4 Nov 2004 to 11 May 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Skills (10 Sep 2004 to 4 Nov 2004)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare) (also Department for Work and Pensions) (9 Sep 2004 to 10 May 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs (13 Jun 2003 to 10 Sep 2004)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) (13 Jun 2003 to 9 Sep 2004)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Government Whip (technically a Lord in Waiting, HM Household) (12 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
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- Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Filkin’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 10.23% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 915 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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