Lord Falconer of Thoroton


A selection of Lord Falconer of Thoroton's votes

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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Details
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details

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Lord Falconer of Thoroton hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) 16 Jan 2015

    I apologise to the House for taking so long to get on to the point about six months versus six weeks. I very carefully considered whether one should say that, once you have a diagnosis of six months to live, you should be able to have the discussions but only be able to take the drugs within six weeks. I am strongly against that.
  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) 16 Jan 2015

    If I may finish, the reason I am against it is that once the diagnosis is given by the doctors, there is a process that will take a considerable time, and that once the court has approved the process and said that somebody should do it, it should be for them to decide when they do it. It would be an unsatisfactory and, I suspect, an unenforceable process to have to go back and get a doctor to...
  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) 16 Jan 2015

    I thought that I had answered the question but I will answer it again. A doctor has concluded that he or she reasonably believes that you have six months or less to live; another doctor has confirmed the diagnosis; and the courts have concluded that it is an appropriate case for an assisted death. Thereafter, my view—I should be clear about this—is that you should be entitled to...

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Labour Peer

Became a Lord in 1997

Other offices held in the past

  • Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice (9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee (4 Oct 2006 to 12 Oct 2006)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (13 Jun 2003 to 9 May 2007)
  • Minister of State (Criminal Policy), Home Office (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Solicitor General, Law Officers' Department (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)


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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 46.52% of votes in this House with this affiliation — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 13 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") 1637 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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