My Lords, does the Minister agree that the issue of obesity, which is indeed a scourge, is largely one of individual and, in the case of children, parental responsibility?
My Lords, for many years in the House of Commons I was the vice-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group because I happen to believe that renewable energy has a hugely important part to play in the future energy provision for this country. I hope that most noble Lords would agree with that. But it is only a part, and that is where the noble Viscount...
The noble Baroness is talking about party-political funding, but I thought that we were discussing the Trade Union Bill. Is she not being perhaps a bit sensitive to the idea that trade unionists wish to subscribe only to the Labour Party? Actually, the political funds might easily go to any other party that they wish.
More of Lord Robathan’s recent appearances
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
- International Development
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Trade and Industry
- Royal Navy
- Electoral Registration
Currently held offices
- Member, Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (since 28 Jan 2016)
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, Committee of Selection (14 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Administration Committee (14 Dec 2005 to 12 Jul 2007)
- 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 60 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 12 written questions since joining Parliament — 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.
- Has voted in 90.91% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- 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") 3 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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