A selection of Lord Henley's votes
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Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 13 votes against, 1 absence, between 2008–2011
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Consistently 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 an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
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My Lords, the Government are working hard to ensure that the United Kingdom is the best place in the world to start and grow a business. While there is no single source of data on the start-ups, the Government agree that the numbers engaged in enterprise is at a historic high, which shows that entrepreneurship is thriving in the United Kingdom.
I am grateful to my noble friend for quoting all the figures that I would have wanted to put before the House, and I thoroughly endorse his doing so. I am also grateful to him for bringing the attention of the House to Rishi Sunak’s report, A New Era for Retail Bonds, which I am aware of. He would not expect me to comment on it in detail at this stage, but it is certainly interesting...
The noble Lord is overcynical. It is quite obvious from all the figures we have, whether we take them from Companies House or wherever, that a large number of new companies are coming into existence. My noble friend quoted the other figures, which show just how well they are doing, and how well compared to other countries throughout Europe. The noble Lord should welcome that and be grateful...
More of Lord Henley’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1977
Currently held offices
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 27 Oct 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Chair, Communications Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 27 Oct 2017)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (21 Dec 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
- Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (21 Nov 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
- Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (25 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2015 to 21 Nov 2016)
- Member, Extradition Law Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 25 Feb 2015)
- Member, Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill [HL] Committee (28 Oct 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
- The Minister of State, Home Department (5 Sep 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (17 May 2010 to 16 Sep 2011)
- Shadow Minister, Justice (9 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (11 Jan 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister for Constitutional Affairs & Legal Affairs, Constitutional Affairs (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, (Assist the Home Affairs Team) (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Spokespersons In the Lords, Home Affairs (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (26 Nov 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E (13 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (25 Jan 1999 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (17 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (15 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (10 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (6 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (27 Nov 1995 to 17 Oct 1996)
- Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (23 Nov 1994 to 17 Oct 1996)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (30 Jun 1983 to 6 Nov 1986)
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Henley’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Has voted in 60.50% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 783 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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