Viscount Brookeborough

Crossbench Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Viscount Brookeborough's votes

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  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes 0 votes for, 2 votes against, 13 absences, between 2008–2011

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Recent appearances

  • Beyond Brexit (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Consider 12 May 2020

    My Lords, I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Boswell. The title of the report includes How to Win Friends and Influence People. Influencing people is made more probable by making better friends. That is because international co-operation is all about making friends between people and nations. Living on the border with the Republic of Ireland, we are aware of the importance of cross-border...
  • Reserve Forces and Cadets’ Associations - Question for Short Debate 27 Jan 2020

    Will the Minister undertake to ensure that the executive committee gets a copy of this debate? It has been fairly unanimous in its opinion and would provide some bedside reading before it comes to a conclusion.
  • Reserve Forces and Cadets’ Associations - Question for Short Debate 27 Jan 2020

    My Lords, I too thank the noble Lord, Lord De Mauley, for this debate. I have a few declarations of interest that go beyond the register. I am the Lord Lieutenant for County Fermanagh, and therefore a vice-president of the Northern Ireland RFCA. We also host a veterans charity at home, which is eligible for government grants, and my wife is on the RFCA. Northern Ireland, with 3% of the UK’s...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1987

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (25 May 2016 to 25 Mar 2017)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (19 Nov 2002 to 7 Apr 2005)
  • Member, European Union Committee (3 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B (24 Nov 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (19 Nov 1988 to 8 Apr 1997)

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