Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland's votes

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  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Commercial Debt: Late Payments — Question 2 Feb 2016

    When will the Government be as tough on companies behaving badly as they are on benefit claimants?
  • Arts Council: Spending Outside London — Question 20 Nov 2014

    My Lords, the Minister mentioned favourably the county of Durham. However, even there, with regard to the Heritage Lottery Fund, the people of County Durham put in 30p per head and receive only 12p in grant funding.
  • Economy: GDP Forecast — Question 29 Jul 2013

    My Lords, we all welcome the improved rate of growth, but is it not true that this Government have not yet achieved the rate of growth that they inherited?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2005

Previously MP for Bishop Auckland until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland, 1979 -2005. North Regional Whip, 1981-1982; Opposition front bench spokesman for social security, 1982-1983; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Neil Kinnock as Leader of the Opposition, 1983-1985; Opposition Chief Whip 1985-1995; Opposition front bench spokesman on the Duchy of Lancaster, 1995-1997. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Bishop Auckland

Expenses

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Currently held offices

  • Member, Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee (since 9 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (15 May 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 19 Jul 2005)
  • Chair, Employment Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (3 May 1997 to 6 May 1997)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (3 May 1997 to 5 May 1997)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Aug 1985 to 31 Jul 1995)
  • Shadow Chief Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 1985 to 1 Jul 1995)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (3 May 1979 to 15 Feb 1983)

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