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Lord Morris of Aberavon
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- Entered the House of Lords on 4 July 2001
- Previously MP for Aberavon until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Aberavon, 1959-2001. Secretary of State for Wales, 1974-79; opposition spokesman on legal affairs, 1979-81 and 1983-97; Attorney General, 1997-99. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 8 October 1959 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Morris of Aberavon voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on the hunting ban. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Iraq: Chilcot Inquiry (4 Dec 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost to date of the Chilcot Inquiry; and what are the fees paid to each member per day.”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Welsh Government: Taxation (3 Dec 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether each Welsh Office Minister will campaign for a “yes” vote in the proposed Welsh referendum on taxation.”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Roads: M4 (27 Nov 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the M4 improvement at Newport will be financed; and what contribution will be made by HM Treasury in each of the next three years. To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the M4 improvement at Newport will be contingent on the Welsh Government using its new borrowing powers; and whether Her Majesty's Government will finance part or all of the...”
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 21 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 53.52% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 70 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)