Lord Foster of Bath

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Foster of Bath's votes

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  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) 9 Feb 2016

    My Lords, we seem to be discussing two slightly separate issues in this group of amendments. The first is whether or not we need to have a register of all private sector rented landlords, and I certainly believe that we need to have that. As my noble friend Lord Greaves made very clear, if we do not know who owns a particular property or who is its landlord, it is very difficult to take...
  • Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) 9 Feb 2016

    My Lords, we are being asked in this amendment whether we think there is a need for further protection for tenants in the private rented sector. I suspect that I can guess the Minister’s response, although I hope I will be proved wrong. The Minister will point out that there is already a large amount of legislation to protect us from—I hesitate to use the phrase—“rogue...
  • Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) 9 Feb 2016

    I wonder if the Minister can help me because I am now slightly confused. If the local authority is expected to use funds upfront to make repairs and bring a property up to suitable standards, and the only way it can recoup them is through a charge—whether a first or a second charge—is it not the case that that money can be realised to the council only when the property is sold,...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 November 2015

Previously MP for Bath until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Bath

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Transport
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Railways
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympic Games 2012
  • Rail Safety
  • Sports: Finance

Other offices held in the past

  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (7 Oct 2013 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1 Jul 2003 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions) (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (15 Nov 1995 to 29 Mar 1999)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (15 Nov 1995 to 29 Mar 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1995)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 30 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 59.09% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 36 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 6 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

8. Land and Property
A flat in London, owned jointly with my wife, from which rental income is received.

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