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Lord Freud

Conservative Peer

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A selection of Lord Freud's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Employment - Motion to Take Note 6 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Leigh on obtaining this debate. I would like to make some observations on the role of the changes to the welfare system in the record levels of employment. I acknowledge that any such impact has taken place in the context of various other levers, such as a flexible labour market and a healthy economy. In 2007, I wrote a report for the Government...
  • Poverty: Metrics - Question for Short Debate 21 Jan 2019

    My Lords, I add my congratulations to my noble friend for securing this debate and, more significantly, for the achievement of setting up the Social Metrics Commission and for delivering this important report. Not the least of her achievements is to have assembled such an impressive group to come together to make these recommendations. The report tackles some of the problems inherent in the...
  • Free School Lunches and Milk, and School and Early Years Finance (Amendments Relating to Universal Credit) (England) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Regret 20 Mar 2018

    My Lords, I want to pick up on two statements made by the noble Lord, Lord Bassam, one of which I agree with and one of which I do not. The first and possibly more substantial statement is the claim that 1 million children will lose out and that the new threshold of £7,400 changes where the line is between when people have free school meals and when they do not. This figure was chosen to try...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2009

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (12 May 2015 to 21 Dec 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (17 May 2010 to 7 May 2015)
  • Shadow Minister, Work and Pensions (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions (24 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)


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  • Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Freud’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 73.57% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 684 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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