Lord Laird

Non-affiliated Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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20 Mar 2018

  • On 20 Mar 2018: Lord Laird voted no on Free School Lunches and Milk, and School and Early Years Finance (Amendments Relating to Universal Credit) (England) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Regret Show vote
  • On 20 Mar 2018: Lord Laird voted yes on Nuclear Safeguards Bill - Report Show vote

17 Jan 2018

  • On 17 Jan 2018: Lord Laird voted yes on Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Lord Laird voted yes on Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) Show vote

13 Dec 2017

  • On 13 Dec 2017: Lord Laird voted no on Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) Show vote

24 Oct 2017

  • On 24 Oct 2017: Lord Laird voted no on Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2017: Lord Laird voted yes on Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2017: Lord Laird voted yes on Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) Show vote

27 Mar 2017

  • On 27 Mar 2017: Lord Laird voted yes on Technical and Further Education Bill - Report Show vote

22 Feb 2017

  • On 22 Feb 2017: Lord Laird voted no on Digital Economy Bill - Report (1st Day) Show vote

4 May 2016

  • On 4 May 2016: Lord Laird voted yes on Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons Show vote

13 Apr 2016

  • On 13 Apr 2016: Lord Laird voted no on Housing and Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) Show vote

11 Apr 2016

  • On 11 Apr 2016: Lord Laird voted no on Housing and Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued) Show vote
  • On 11 Apr 2016: Lord Laird voted no on Housing and Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued) Show vote

16 Mar 2016

  • On 16 Mar 2016: Lord Laird voted yes on Trade Union Bill - Report Show vote

25 Jan 2016

  • On 25 Jan 2016: Lord Laird voted yes on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Report (1st Day) Show vote

12 Jan 2016

  • On 12 Jan 2016: Lord Laird voted no on Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments Show vote

15 Dec 2015

  • On 15 Dec 2015: Lord Laird voted yes on Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] — Report Show vote

25 Nov 2015

  • On 25 Nov 2015: Lord Laird voted no on Enterprise Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) Show vote

26 Oct 2015

  • On 26 Oct 2015: Lord Laird voted no on Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve Show vote

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