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A selection of Lord Mawson’s votes
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Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 9 absences, between 2008–2011.
Voted a mixture of for and against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, in 2011.
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2010.
Has never voted on university tuition fees Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Mawson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Mawson’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, it is good that we are having this debate today, but I fear I must repeat arguments I have made before, because I do not believe the practical risks are any less since I made them. I do not share the same confidence as some in the machinery of the state—my noble friend Lord Carlile just raised one of the practical challenges. The Bill seems to assume that we live in a rational...
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the market costs for COVID-19 PCR tests for the general public; and what steps are they taking to lower these costs.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the base cost for a COVID-19 PCR test.
More of Lord Mawson’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 30 April 2007
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee (17 May 2018 to 19 Mar 2019)
- Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (23 Jun 2015 to 15 May 2018)
- Member, European Union Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
- Member, Information Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 31 Aug 2016)
- Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
- Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (20 Jun 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee (29 May 2012 to 28 Feb 2013)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (13 Nov 2007 to 16 May 2012)
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