Lord Dear


A selection of Lord Dear's votes

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

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Recent appearances

  • Criminal Justice: Anonymity — Question 17 Nov 2015

    My Lords, the Minister mentioned apologies and the machinery for handling police complaints, but frankly, that does not go far enough. If I correctly sense the mood of your Lordships’ House, while all of us perhaps understand that there is some advantage on some occasions to publicising the identity of a person subject to inquiry, that is massively and frequently outweighed by the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations 28 Oct 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a Community Land Trust under the proposed Right to Buy scheme is required to sell one of the houses it owns if it is unable to provide an alternative from (1) its existing stock, (2) its newly built stock, (3) the stock it will build in the future or (4) the stock of another housing association.
  • Undercover Policing — Statement 26 Mar 2015

    My Lords, I endorse everything that has been said in the House today. I certainly endorse the fact that undercover policing is difficult and at times highly dangerous to the point of risk to life. High standards are essential in this area of police work. It is essential that the processes, but not the mechanics, are transparent and that there is strong oversight, without being prescriptive...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 October 2006

Currently held offices

  • Member, Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) (since 3 Nov 2015)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 8 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (L) (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 Committee (25 Jun 2012 to 13 Feb 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, European Union Committee (L) (24 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (13 Nov 2007 to 16 May 2012)


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  • Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 30.55% of votes in this House with this affiliation — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
  • 22 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Dear’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 103 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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