Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How Lord Rooker voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately against the hunting banDetails
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking banDetails
- Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly for more EU integrationDetails
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
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May I intervene on what the noble Baroness has said, because she is a rarity herself? Female Members of this House who were previously Tory Members of the other House stand at half the percentage of the Lib Dems or Labour. There have only been eight since the late Baroness Thatcher, and the noble Baroness is one of them; there have been six Lib Dems and 16 Labour Baronesses. What is the...
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Earl Howe on 18 December 2013 (HL Deb, col 1261) and 21 January (HL Deb, col 567), what was the population sample of females of child-bearing age used in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey for folate status; and on what dates the survey data were collected.
My Lords, will the Minister accept that those figures are much smaller than recent research samples such as the 50,000 people involved in the Lancet published research last year and the 500,000 women in England over a 12-year period in the research published last week that showed that the quantity of folic supplements taken by them was actually falling, which is the current policy? Given that...
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Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (19 Oct 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Minister of State (Sustainable Food and Farming and Animal Health), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Sep 2007 to 19 Oct 2007)
- Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 28 Sep 2007)
- Minister of State (Sustainable Farming and Food), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (6 Jun 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (10 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
- Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (11 May 2005 to 10 May 2006)
- Minister of State (Regeneration and Regional Development), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (29 May 2002 to 11 May 2005)
- Minister of State (Asylum and Immigration), Home Office (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
- Minister of State, Department of Social Security (28 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
- Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 17 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 68.70% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 21 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") 2022 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)