Lord Laird


A selection of Lord Laird's votes

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  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • 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 more EU integration
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Armed Forces: Northern Ireland 24 Mar 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about extending the amnesty against prosecution accorded to members of the IRA to include British Service personnel charged with offences in Northern Ireland.
  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Human Rights: Republic of Ireland 24 Mar 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 13 March (HL5767) concerning the government of Ireland's approach to human rights, what discussions they have had with the government of Ireland concerning (1) property in the Republic of Ireland being available for sale only to those with a qualification in the Irish language; (2) official and...
  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Government 24 Mar 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given, as part of the current discussions concerning the Northern Ireland Executive, an undertaking to the government of the Republic of Ireland that they would not impose direct rule from Westminster; and if so, who agreed to this, on what date, and why.

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 16 July 1999

Party was UUP until 21 Jul 1999; Crossbench until 30 Sep 2009; UUP until 2 Jun 2013


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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Laird’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 308 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 4.44% 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") 95 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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