Lord Newton of Braintree

Former Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • House of Lords: Peers' Car Park — Motion to Resolve 15 Mar 2012

    My Lords, I think that someone should say something from this side of the House. As one of the disabled people who has been inconvenienced by these arrangements and who, to be honest, was initially very stroppy about them, I have two things to say. The first is addressed to the noble Lord, Lord Peston. It is not a question of whether we are banned from talking about security: the plain fact...
  • Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill: Report (4th Day) 14 Mar 2012

    My Lords, may I briefly split up the Cross-Benchers, albeit in support of everything that they and most others have said? I have a couple of prefatory remarks. I cannot quite share the enthusiasm of the Liberal Democrat and former Liberal Democrat Benches for the anniversary of my noble friend Lord Avebury, although not because I do not have the highest regard for him. However, I was in the...
  • Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill: Report (4th Day) 14 Mar 2012

    My Lords, I acknowledge that point. I would also like to acknowledge that I inadvertently misquoted the briefing. I referred to community care but I also said that debt, discrimination and special educational needs were covered-I got that wrong. However, I come back to my basic point. What distinguishes the potential recipients of community care from the recipients of welfare benefits and a...

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Left the House of Lords on 25 March 2012 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (25 Nov 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee (23 Oct 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Chair, Standards in Public Life Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
  • Member, Privileges Committee (18 Nov 1993 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Privy Council Office) (10 Apr 1992 to 1 May 1997)
  • Secretary of State for Social Security (23 Jul 1989 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister (Trade) (25 Jul 1988 to 23 Jul 1989)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Security) (Health) (10 Sep 1986 to 24 Jul 1988)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Security) (Social Security and Disabled) (11 Sep 1984 to 9 Sep 1986)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Security) (5 Mar 1982 to 11 Sep 1984)
  • Government Whip (1 Oct 1981 to 5 Mar 1982)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (16 May 1979 to 30 Sep 1981)


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  • Has spoken in 53 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Newton of Braintree’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 32.68% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 144 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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