Earl of Selborne

Non-affiliated - Excepted Hereditary

Became Member: 23rd December 1971

Left House: 26th March 2020 (Retired)


Earl of Selborne is not a member of any APPGs
4 Former APPG memberships
Climate Change, Polar Regions (Arctic and Antarctic), Science and Technology in Agriculture, Water
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
12th Jun 2014 - 27th Apr 2017
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
6th Jun 2005 - 27th Apr 2017
Communications and Digital Committee
7th Jul 2011 - 14th May 2014
Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I
6th Jun 2005 - 13th Sep 2011
European Union Committee
6th Dec 1999 - 20th Nov 2003
Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I
23rd Nov 1993 - 26th Jun 2001
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
22nd Nov 1994 - 8th Nov 1997
European Union Committee
12th Nov 1991 - 5th Nov 1993


Division Voting information

Earl of Selborne has voted in 700 divisions, and 10 times against the majority of their Party.

13 Mar 2019 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Earl of Selborne voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 169 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 285 Noes - 184
1 Mar 2017 - European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Earl of Selborne voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 213 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 358 Noes - 256
4 Jul 2016 - Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 - View Vote Context
Earl of Selborne voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 81 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 57 Noes - 91
23 Apr 2012 - Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill - View Vote Context
Earl of Selborne voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 135 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 214 Noes - 205
26 Mar 2012 - Scotland Bill - View Vote Context
Earl of Selborne voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 24 Conservative Aye votes vs 65 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 72 Noes - 151
21 Jan 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Earl of Selborne voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 61 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 121 Noes - 162
15 Jan 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Earl of Selborne voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 42 Conservative No votes vs 51 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 96 Noes - 268
14 Mar 2007 - House of Lords: Reform - View Vote Context
Earl of Selborne voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 14 Conservative No votes vs 139 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 361 Noes - 121
14 Mar 2007 - House of Lords: Reform - View Vote Context
Earl of Selborne voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 8 Conservative Aye votes vs 135 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 45 Noes - 392
14 Mar 2007 - House of Lords: Reform - View Vote Context
Earl of Selborne voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 22 Conservative Aye votes vs 124 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 114 Noes - 336
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Lords initiatives

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Earl of Selborne has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Earl of Selborne has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 2 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
15th May 2018
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 14 May (HL Deb, col 412), what are the 57 cathedrals; and how much funding was allotted to each cathedral from the First World War fund.

The 57 Church of England and Catholic Cathedrals awarded grants under the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund are:

Cathedrals

Total awarded

Cathedrals

Total awarded

Cathedrals

Total awarded

Arundel RC

£181,929

Lichfield

£1,490,000

Southwark

£837,765

Birmingham

£498,927

Lincoln

£1,225,000

Southwark RC

£552,000

Birmingham RC

£227,000

Liverpool

£1,035,000

Southwell

£586,000

Blackburn

£587,701

Liverpool RC*

£753,541

St Albans

£667,610

Bradford

£686,502

Manchester

£725,000

St Edmundsbury

£650,000

Bristol

£214,000

Newcastle

£161,786

St Pauls

£280,000

Canterbury

£400,000

Newcastle RC

£167,887

Truro

£1,050,000

Carlisle

£575,000

Northampton RC

£35,000

Wakefield

£746,934

Chelmsford

£526,822

Norwich

£748,730

Wells

£606,802

Chester

£794,752

Norwich RC

£189,900

Westminster RC

£690,000

Chichester

£650,000

Nottingham RC

£330,000

Winchester

£1,000,000

Clifton RC

£1,400,000

Peterborough

£738,061

Worcester

£876,750

Coventry

£1,266,629

Plymouth RC

£1,142,496

York Minster

£800,000

Derby

£1,393,039

Portsmouth

£952,836

Durham

£1,167,651

Portsmouth RC

£79,800

Ely

£1,192,060

Ripon

£783,788

Exeter

£852,547

Rochester

£823,592

Gloucester

£956,040

Salford RC

£553,000

Guildford

£962,204

Salisbury

£1,135,000

Hereford

£920,000

Sheffield

£545,077

Lancaster RC

£12,870

Sheffield RC

£490,328

Leicester

£433,775

Shrewsbury RC

£530,866

* Roman Catholic

17th Oct 2018
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, or plan to make, to the government of Israel concerning the imminent destruction of the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar.

At Prime Minister’s Questions on 17 October, the Prime Minister reiterated the UK’s strong opposition to Israel’s proposed demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and called on Israel not to go ahead with its plan to demolish the village. The Minister for the Middle East and North Africa last raised our concerns about the proposed demolition with the Israeli Ambassador to the UK on 11 October, and the UK's Ambassador to Israel last raised the issue with the Israeli authorities on 3 October.