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- Also represented Wolverhampton South East
- Entered the House of Lords on 5 July 2005
- Previously MP for Wolverhampton South East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South East, 1987-2005. Opposition Whip, 1993-1997; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for International Development, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Bilston voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust Inquiry — Statement (26 Mar 2013)
“The recent pronouncements of Monitor seem to ignore the vast majority of the people of Stafford, who, as my noble friend Lord Hunt indicated, require a range of safe, sustainable and comprehensive health services rather than the delegation of a range of services, including elective surgery, to other hospitals such as New Cross in Wolverhampton. That hospital is already under considerable...”
- Schools: Academies — Question (14 Feb 2013)
“My Lords, will the Minister confirm that the coalition Government are currently planning to convert academies and to move them from the public sector to the private sector? If that is the case, will the Minister confirm-it is certainly our opinion-that that would be entirely the wrong policy?”
- Canterbury City Council Bill — Third Reading (3 Dec 2012)
“My Lords, I sense that the House wishes my reply to be brief. I can be brief, in the sense that a great deal of the meat of this important question has been dealt with by the members of the committee. Every member of the committee made the point that I made at the outset: that it is due to the able chairmanship of the noble Baroness, Lady Knight, and the integrity and wisdom of the committee...”
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- Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 83.15% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 19 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source).
|Type||2008/09||2007/08||2006/07||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£457||£16,458 (442nd)||£12,456 (532nd)||£16,333 (489th)||£16,156 (151st)|
|Office running costs||£984||£11,094 (593rd)||£10,417 (631st)||£10,482 (618th)||£8,387 (561st)|
|Staffing costs||£8,938||£67,126 (471st)||£61,266 (577th)||£58,927 (546th)||£50,914 (145th)|
|Members' Travel||£244||£8,166 (415th)||£6,930 (446th)||£8,649 (389th)||£6,568 (joint 392nd with 1 other)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£173 (381st)||£0||£323 (323rd)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£0||£241 (620th)||£154 (634th)||£2,155 (joint 64th with 1 other)||£896 (376th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£0||£705 (613th)||£694 (joint 606th with 2 others)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£0||£1,888 (joint 320th with 6 others)||£1,888 (joint 315th with 5 others)||£1,888 (joint 309th with 5 others)||£1,888 (joint 291st with 5 others)|
|Total||£38,528||£105,851 (583rd)||£93,805 (619th)||£98,757 (557th)||£84,809 (411th)|