Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate Portrait

Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate

Conservative - Life peer

EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
27th Jun 2017 - 23rd Apr 2020
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
18th Oct 1995 - 1st May 1997
Vice Chamberlain (HM Household) (Whip, House of Commons)
7th Jul 1995 - 18th Oct 1995
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)
16th Dec 1992 - 7th Jul 1995
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
28th Nov 1990 - 11th Jan 1992
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
17th Jun 1987 - 22nd Jan 1990
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
17th Jun 1987 - 22nd Jan 1990


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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 141 Conservative No votes vs 4 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 155 Noes - 150
Speeches
Thursday 16th September 2021
Net-zero Carbon Emissions: Behaviour Change

My Lords, when we consider the issue of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, the first priority is of course …

Written Answers
Monday 29th June 2020
Local Broadcasting: Television
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the BBC to ensure the continuation of regional …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate has voted in 165 divisions, and 10 times against the majority of their Party.

13 Jan 2021 - Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 13 Conservative Aye votes vs 208 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 339 Noes - 235
30 Nov 2020 - High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 224 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 265 Noes - 274
9 Nov 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate 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 Kirkhope of Harrogate 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 Kirkhope of Harrogate 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
20 Oct 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Conservative Aye votes vs 183 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 278 Noes - 200
22 Sep 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 185 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 307 Noes - 212
22 Sep 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 145 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 266 Noes - 159
15 Jun 2020 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - View Vote Context
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 43 Conservative Aye votes vs 125 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 112 Noes - 388
28 Apr 2021 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - View Vote Context
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 34 Conservative Aye votes vs 144 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 70 Noes - 409
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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
Baroness Penn (Conservative)
Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
(8 debate interactions)
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(8 debate interactions)
Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(7 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(16 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(11 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate, 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 Kirkhope of Harrogate has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


7 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
22nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the BBC to ensure the continuation of regional TV programmes, and in particular political and current affairs programmes.

The BBC’s Royal Charter requires the BBC to represent, reflect and serve audiences, taking into account the needs of diverse communities of all the UK nations and regions.

The BBC’s proposed cuts to English regional television were debated in the chamber on 22 June 2020 with unanimous support for regional broadcasting. However, the BBC is editorially and operationally independent of government, and regional programming is a matter for the BBC.

Under the new regulatory system introduced by the government in 2017, the BBC Board must ensure the BBC complies with its Charter duties, and the government established Ofcom as the BBC regulator to ensure the BBC is robustly held to account.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
2nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review Ofcom’s requirements for local commercial radio stations on (1) offering a local news and information element in their programming, and (2) remaining independent and distinctive from other commonly owned radio stations.

The Government acknowledges and values the role that local commercial radio stations play in the provision of local news and information, and in offering a distinctive service to their listeners. However, it is for Ofcom, as the independent regulator, to set programming and content requirements, in accordance with its statutory duty under section 314 of the Communications Act 2003 to ensure that holders of local radio licences carry locally relevant content and that a suitable proportion of local content is made locally. We have no plans to review these requirements.

Ofcom is required under section 314 of the Communications Act 2003 to publish and keep under review guidance for commercial radio licensees setting out the detailed local programming requirements that they consider it to be appropriate for local stations to carry, including the minimum amount of locally made news. The relevant guidelines are published on Ofcom's website.

Ofcom’s consultation in 2018 on proposed changes to the localness guidance and impact assessment covered the potential impacts on radio listeners and the industry.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
29th Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow golf courses and golf facilities to re-open, subject to safeguards.

Golf courses along with other sports facilities remain closed at this time in line with the government's clear message to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

The government is in regular contact with stakeholders across the sport and physical activity sector and will continue to provide advice as and when there are any changes to the current guidance. The Government’s position is led by our medical experts and the key priority is to protect people’s health,

Despite the current restrictions, it is vitally important that we keep the nation active, which is why a person can leave the house for one form of exercise a day; for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of their household.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
21st Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to return responsibility for gambling in the UK to the Home Office as part of their review of the Gambling Act 2005.

Gambling policy is a cross-government issue involving ministers and officials from DCMS, Home Office, DHSC, HMT and other departments. Our departments work together closely and the Health Secretary has announced a cross-government addiction strategy that will include gambling.

We have no plans to return primary responsibility for gambling regulation to the Home Office as part of the Gambling Act Review.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
25th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the deadlines for Class 1 and 2 aviation medicals which are due to expire during the period of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The UK’s priority is to ensure aviation safety is upheld while also reducing any additional burdens on Aero-medical Examiners and GPs during this period.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has already granted an exemption to holders of a Part-MED Class 1 medical certificate that expires before 31st October 2020. Holders of such a medical certificate will continue to have their medicals validated until 22nd November 2020.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which the UK is a member of, is currently considering action in relation to Class 2 medicals.

We anticipate those affected by the deadline to be minimal as a routine revalidation for Class 1 and 2 medical certificates only applies where certificates have been expired for less than two years.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make any appropriate changes necessary.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
29th Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether EU citizens resident in the UK with pre-settled status can receive Universal Credit if otherwise eligible.

EU citizens with pre-settled status have the same access to benefits as they did prior to the introduction of the EU Settlement Scheme. They will satisfy the right to reside element of the Habitual Residence Test and can access benefits if they are exercising a qualifying right to reside, such as a worker or self-employed person, and are habitually resident in the UK. Their eligibility is verified through the Habitual Residence Test.

Baroness Stedman-Scott
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
2nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with UK-based airlines about the implementation of Passenger Name Record monitoring after January 2021.

Negotiations are currently ongoing with the European Union to secure an agreement which provides for reciprocal transfers of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to protect the public from serious crime and terrorism, and which provides a lawful basis for UK and EU airlines to continue to transfer PNR data to law enforcement agencies in the UK and the Member States.

The Home Office meets with UK airlines regularly at meetings of the UK National Air Transport Facilitation Committee to provide updates and address concerns relating to transfers of PNR data following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and ahead of the end of the withdrawal transition period.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)