Lord Laird


A selection of Lord Laird's votes

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  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • 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

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Union Learning Fund 20 Jan 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) how much money was paid to the Union Learning Fund last year, and in total since its inception; (2) which trade unions were provided with assistance from the fund last year; (3) how much was provided in each case; and (4) whether they have plans to end these payments or re-assess their efficacy.
  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Belfast Agreement 19 Jan 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the concept of parity of esteem as outlined in the Belfast Agreement 1998 applies to those members of the security forces who live in Great Britain and are currently facing investigation of incidents that took place in the civil unrest in Northern Ireland.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Pensioners: Health Services 19 Jan 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current arrangements for quantifying and registering EU/EEA pensioners living in the UK and those close to pensionable age, for the purposes of reclaiming their healthcare costs from their home countries; what were the total costs and payments last year to those countries, and what are their plans to reform the UK counting system.

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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 464 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 4.33% 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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