Lord Robathan

Former MP


A selection of Lord Robathan's votes

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Cyclists — Question 23 Nov 2015

    My Lords, can my noble friend inform the House how many motorists are killed or severely injured by cyclists in a year; how many pedestrians are killed or severely injured by cyclists a year; and how many cyclists are severely injured or killed by motorists and pedestrians in a year?
  • Trade Unions — Motion to Take Note 19 Nov 2015

    (Maiden Speech) My Lords, this is my second parliamentary maiden speech. The first was made some 23 years ago, when I introduced a debate on recycling down the corridor. These are rather grander surroundings. Nevertheless, I approach this speech with some trepidation. After my first speech, people were remarkably nice about it. It was not bad but probably did not deserve the praise that it...
  • Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Constituencies 24 Mar 2015

    To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the extent of inequalities in the distribution of the electorate between constituencies; and if he will make a statement.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 9 November 2015

Previously MP for South Leicestershire until 30 March 2015 — General election

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

Also represented South Leicestershire; Blaby


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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Trade and Industry
  • Transport
  • Zimbabwe
  • Iraq
  • Royal Navy
  • Electoral Registration
  • Caravans

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Administration Committee (14 Dec 2005 to 12 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (14 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) (10 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (1 Jul 2004 to 10 Dec 2005)
  • Member, International Development Committee (8 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2004)
  • Shadow Minister (International Development) (1 Jun 2003 to 30 Oct 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 19 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Employment Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 19 Apr 1994)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 12 debates since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 12 written questions since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • People have made 312 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 1 time in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

8. Land and Property
Farm in Leicestershire, including rented residential property, from which income is received.

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