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- Became a Lord on 13 December 2007
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Baroness Afshar voted on key issues:
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on equal gay rights. votes
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- Egypt — Question (10 Jun 2013)
“My Lords, is not the real problem that by focusing on faith as a means of the political arrangement in the Middle East—in Israel, in Egypt and in all areas—we are coming to the dangerous point of fanaticism taking over? People are doing things in the name of faith. Would it not be a good idea to demand of nations not to take their faith as a parameter of government? I speak about...”
- Tourism: Visa Restrictions — Question (25 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, following the advice given to me by the Minister, I have been encouraging Iranian women applying for visas to this country to continue to do so. Unfortunately, however, I understand that while they are in an Arab country that can give them visas, they are required to stay for a long period before they can actually get them. The expense therefore remains prohibitive, which means that...”
- Children: Care — Question (13 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, will this cause the usual problem of exacerbating the difficulties of those who cannot afford better rates by providing minimal care for second-class citizens whose children will be cared for at this level, while intense, high-quality care will be reserved for those who can pay better rates and employ more people?”
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- Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 8.95% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 25 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)