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- Also represented Telford; The Wrekin; Lichfield and Tamworth
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- Entered the House of Lords on 3 July 2001
- Previously MP for Telford until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Telford, 1997-2001 and for Lichfield and Tamworth, 1974-79; PPS to Minister for Local Government and Planning, 1975-76; to Minister of Agriculture, 1976-78; Deputy Shadow Leader, House of Commons, 1987-92; Opposition front bench spokesman on foreign affairs, 1992-93; PPS to Leader of the Opposition, 1994-97, to Prime Minister, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 10 October 1974 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Grocott voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Health and Social Care Act 2012: Risk Register — Question (4 Dec 2013)
“Will the Minister, who is clearly not going to give the information from the risk register, perhaps give us a clue along the following lines? Given the experience of the reform in operation, have any of the risks that were identified in the private risk register come to pass, or is everything going wonderfully well?”
- Education: PISA Results — Statement (3 Dec 2013)
“When he read out the Statement, the Minister began by paying tribute to the work and dedication of teachers, which is the right thing to do. I hope that it was meant sincerely, not by him but by the Secretary of State who wrote it. However, I have to say to him, although I am sure that he will know this if he visits schools, as I know he does, that that respect and affection is not...”
- Railways: British Rail — Question (12 Nov 2013)
“Did not the privatisation of the railways simply follow the pattern of previous privatisations, which was that priceless national assets acquired by the great Labour Government of 1945 were sold off at knockdown prices by a Tory Government to a small number of investors, who made huge sums of money overnight? Does the Minister share my near despair that precisely the same pattern has been...”
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 89.80% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 285 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)