Lord Norton of Louth Portrait

Lord Norton of Louth

Conservative - Life peer

Constitution Committee
8th Jun 2015 - 1st Jul 2019
Information Committee (Lords)
12th Jun 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
16th May 2012 - 14th May 2014
Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill
14th May 2013 - 16th Dec 2013
Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee
9th Jun 2010 - 15th May 2012
Constitution Committee
14th Nov 2007 - 1st May 2012
Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee)
6th Jul 2011 - 26th Mar 2012
Committee on Regulators
23rd Nov 2006 - 30th Oct 2007
Constitution Committee
28th Jun 2001 - 7th May 2005


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Division Votes
Tuesday 12th October 2021
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL]
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 170 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 193 Noes - 186
Speeches
Thursday 16th September 2021
Government: Leadership Training

To move that this House takes note of the case for enhancing the quality of government through the introduction of …

Written Answers
Friday 3rd September 2021
Legislation: Parliamentary Scrutiny
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Acts of Parliament enacted in the 2010–15 and 2015–17 Parliaments and eligible for …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 14th July 2021
House of Lords (Peerage Nominations) Bill [HL] 2021-22
A Bill to make provision for the appointment of a Commission to advise the Prime Minister on recommendations to the …
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Norton of Louth has voted in 176 divisions, and 5 times against the majority of their Party.

2 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Norton of Louth voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 215 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 304 Noes - 260
9 Nov 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Norton of Louth voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 44 Conservative No votes vs 147 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 165 Noes - 433
9 Nov 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Norton of Louth voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 38 Conservative No votes vs 134 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 148 Noes - 407
20 Oct 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Norton of Louth voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 39 Conservative Aye votes vs 158 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 395 Noes - 169
28 Sep 2020 - Coronavirus Act 2020: Temporary Provisions - View Vote Context
Lord Norton of Louth voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 24 Conservative Aye votes vs 166 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 99 Noes - 198
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lord True (Conservative)
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
(16 debate interactions)
Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(4 debate interactions)
Viscount Younger of Leckie (Conservative)
Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
(2 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(16 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(2 debate contributions)
Home Office
(2 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(1 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Lord Norton of Louth has not made any spoken contributions to legislative debate
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Norton of Louth, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Norton of Louth has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Norton of Louth has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Lord Norton of Louth


A Bill to make provision for the appointment of a Commission to advise the Prime Minister on recommendations to the Crown for the creation of life peerages; to establish principles to be followed in making recommendations; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading (Lords)
Wednesday 14th July 2021
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Lord Norton of Louth has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


9 Written Questions in the current parliament

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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
3 Other Department Questions
17th May 2021
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord McFall of Alcluith on 23 January 2018 (HL4602), what is the estimated cost to the public purse for the repair and maintenance of the Palace of Westminster in each year from 2022/23 to 2026/27; and what is the estimated risk of a catastrophic failure within the Palace during that period.

The forecast cost of repair and maintenance of the Palace of Westminster in each year from 2022/23 to 2024/25, as per the most recent Medium Term Financial Plans, is set out in the table below. This includes the forecast spend on both maintenance and major projects on the Palace. There is not yet a reliable forecast for repair and maintenance beyond the 2024/25 financial year.

2021/22

2022/23

2023/24

2024/25

Planned preventative & Reactive maintenance

£7,821,724

£8,156,641

£8,134,727

£8,218,493

Minor projects

£2,212,473

£2,212,473

£2,212,473

£2,212,473

Maintenance team

£5,013,950

£5,013,950

£5,013,950

£5,013,950

Maintenance and Minor projects

£15,048,146

£15,383,063

£15,361,149

£15,444,916

Major projects

£102,393,805

£140,357,071

£98,586,481

£23,504,834

Total

£117,441,951

£155,740,134

£113,947,630

£38,949,749

The risks of failure relating to the physical condition of the Palace of Westminster are reviewed and mitigated as part of the operation and maintenance of the Parliamentary Estate. These risks include fire, hitting uncharted underground services, unexploded ordnance, and failure of legally required services, all of which have mitigation plans in place to reduce the risk of failure. The table below shows the current assessment of the likelihood of the top five risk events in relation to catastrophic failure.

Top 5 Risk Events in relation to Catastrophic Failure

Likelihood

Fire during construction work

Low

Collapsing structures

Very Low

Uncharted underground services

Very Low

Unexploded ordnance (UXO) or other hazardous materials

Very Low

Failure of legally required services (e.g. water)

Medium

Source: In-House Services and Strategic Estates Health and Safety & maintenance team risk registers

22nd Feb 2021
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many items of postal correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2020; and of those, how many were received in the House of Lords.

The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chair of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. 858,483 mail items were received on the Parliamentary Estate in 2020. The Administration does not count which House each item goes to but estimates that approximately 15 per cent of these items were destined for the House of Lords.

Please note that this figure refers to the whole Parliamentary Estate, not just the Palace of Westminster, and these figures do not include parcels, courier items or internal mail.

14th Jan 2020
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2019; and of those, how many were received in the House of Lords.

The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chair of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. In total, 1,254,748 items of mail were received on the Parliamentary Estate in 2019. The destination of mail is not recorded but it is estimated that approximately 15 per cent of these items were destined for the House of Lords. These figures do not include parcels, courier items or internal mail.

Please note that this figure refers to the whole Parliamentary Estate, not just the Palace of Westminster.

18th Aug 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Acts of Parliament enacted in the 2010–15 and 2015–17 Parliaments and eligible for post-legislative review by Government departments have not yet been the subject of such review; and what plans they have to increase the number that are reviewed.

There is no centrally held record of the number of post-legislative reviews submitted by Government departments. The decision on whether a review should be submitted to the relevant departmental select committee is a matter for discussion between departments and the committee. There will be occasions when the department and committee may agree that a memorandum is not required, for example where an Act has already been repealed, has only a very limited policy or practical significance, a review has already been committed to or carried out (e.g. following a pilot); or a department has already submitted relevant evidence in connection with another inquiry by the committee.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
20th Jul 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Cabinet ministers and (2) other ministers have undertaken professional development programmes to prepare for their roles in government in the current Parliament.

Information on professional development programmes taken by individual Ministers is not held centrally by the Government.

Ministers are able to access advice on specific subjects, including professional development programmes, such as the short modular training programme on major project delivery, designed by the Infrastructure Projects Authority and University of Oxford Saïd Business School.

The declaration on government reform published in June states a commitment to ensuring Ministers receive training in how to assess evidence, monitor delivery, and work effectively with Civil Service colleagues. This work is underway.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
8th Jul 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they put in place in 2020 to ensure that Government Departments complied with the requirements of section 3(6) of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.

The Civil Service Code sets out that civil servants advising ministers should be aware of the constitutional significance of Parliament, and of the conventions governing the relationship between Parliament and the government.

The Code is part of the terms and conditions for civil servants. Each department or agency has a duty to make civil servants aware of the Code and its values.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
2nd Sep 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 11 August (HL7467), whether a feasibility study of using a site in York for the House of Lords or a government department has been commissioned by the Cabinet Office; and whether discussions about such a site have taken place with York Central Partnership.

There are already Civil Servants based in York. Through the Places for Growth Programme, the Cabinet Office is exploring opportunities to relocate Civil Service roles across the UK. By relocating more Civil Service roles, including senior grades and decision-making roles, out of London, the Government wants to create and distribute opportunity, jobs and investment across the whole United Kingdom.

In that context, the Government has engaged with the York Central Partnership, and, as part of this, explored whether the space would allow for Parliamentary activity, should it be required.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
28th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord True on 14 July (HL Deb, cols 1542–6), whether any feasibility study or costings have been undertaken by the Cabinet Office on moving the House of Lords to York; and, if so, which minister authorised the study.

As part of the strategic review for the Restoration and Renewal Programme, the Government believes the Sponsor Body should consider decant locations outside London, including York. The location of the House is a decision for a sovereign Parliament.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
14th Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police forces employ integrated street triage for mental health services; what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of such provision; and whether they plan to encourage more police forces to employ this practice.

There is no single generic model for mental health crisis “street triage” services and the Home Office does not routinely collect information on such schemes. However, the 2018 report of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) on policing and mental health recorded that mental health triage schemes were operational in 42 of the 43 police forces in England and Wales.

There have been a number of local and academic evaluations of such schemes, however HMICFRS noted that evaluation of schemes was not always consistent and recommended that all forces should review their arrangements using practice guidelines developed by the College of Policing to help forces benchmark their triage activity. HMICFRS will be inspecting on progress as part of their integrated PEEL assessments inspection framework. It is an operational matter for Chief Officers to determine whether to establish or maintain street triage schemes.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)