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- Became a Lord on 2 May 2000
- Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, Rail Freight Group; Piggybank Consortium (from Number 10 press release)
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Berkeley voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party.
- Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (8 Jul 2013)
“Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group 'Get Britain Cycling' and steps to implement its recommendations – Lord Berkeley.”
- Energy Bill — Second Reading (18 Jun 2013)
“My Lords, along with many other noble Lords I welcome this Bill and think it needs support, but there does appear to be quite a lot wrong with it. It is going to be difficult to scrutinise. It seems that every clause refers to regulations yet to be identified. I have checked the Bill and its schedules, and the word “regulations” appears 403 times. I do not know whether that is a...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Ports (11 Jun 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Attlee on 21 May (WA 65–6), which, if any, rival ports were considered as creating geographical imbalances in the decision to award a capital grant for dredging in the Mersey and Liverpool Bay; whether they are aware of similar considerations being relevant to the decision on Falmouth Harbour; and which...”
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- Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 87 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 57.85% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above 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") 410 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)