Lord Tombs

Former Crossbench Peer

A selection of Lord Tombs's votes

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  • Voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes 1 vote for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, in 2011
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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Recent appearances

  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading 18 Jul 2014

    My Lords, today’s debate has already shown how complicated is the proposal for mercy killing—for that is what we are discussing. The desire to relieve seemingly unbearable suffering is understandable and even praiseworthy, but the means chosen may involve even more suffering for others, whose vulnerability may not be immediately apparent. We rightly seek in our society to protect life,...
  • Health: End of Life — Motion to Take Note 12 Dec 2013

    My Lords, I begin by apologising for my late arrival by a few minutes. I came rather a long way and the transport was not quite up to scratch. I start by saying that I am opposed to assisted dying—as I think is well known—which has monopolised the discussion today, although the debate is rather wider than that and covers other aspects, which I would classify as assisted suicide. I do not...
  • Electricity Generation — Question 7 Nov 2012

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to the recent projection by Ofgem of a fall in the generating plant margin from 14% at present to 4% in the next four years.

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Profile

Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1990

Left the House of Lords on 31 March 2015 — retired

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Chinook ZD 576 (2 Jul 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Dec 2000 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (6 Dec 1999 to 30 Nov 2000)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (21 Nov 1995 to 6 Dec 2000)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (23 Nov 1993 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (12 Nov 1991 to 30 Nov 2000)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Tombs’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 5.64% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 39 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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