Lord Dykes

Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Dykes's votes

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  • Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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Recent appearances

  • Trade Union Bill: Committee (2nd Day) 10 Feb 2016

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Stoneham, for the points he made; I agree very much with them. It shows once again that when someone is speaking with direct experience of industry—on both sides—of his memories of occasions of industrial and commercial disruption and dispute, it helps this House in its deliberations on this Bill. Notwithstanding the comments of the noble...
  • Trade Union Bill: Committee (2nd Day) 10 Feb 2016

    I will be brief. Coming back to the point that the noble Lord, Lord Stoneham, made earlier, and allowing for the fact that the example the Minister gave about the airline dispute over Christmas was a very esoteric example and not a generalised one, why can the Government not be more benevolent and consider that in the background and the immediate run-up to the ballot being launched there...
  • Trade Union Bill: Committee (2nd Day) 10 Feb 2016

    My Lords, the other Liberal Democrat spokesman wants to come in, so I will be brief. I did not realise that she was going to stand at that moment. I apologise. I very much support and endorse the wise words of the noble Lord, Lord Collins, in his cluster of amendments, and the equally sagacious contribution from the noble Lord, Lord Oates, on these matters. Clause 4 is one of the areas where...

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Profile

Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 July 2004

Previously MP for Harrow East until 8 April 1997 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Associate Member, Quilter, Hilton, Goodison Stockbrokers. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Also represented Harrow East

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, European Union Committee (13 Nov 2007 to 1 May 2012)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Cap Reform), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (10 Jan 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (1 Jun 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (7 Dec 2004 to 10 Dec 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (29 Nov 2004 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee (3 May 1979 to 21 Mar 1997)

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  • Has spoken in 144 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 73.28% 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 72 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") 234 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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