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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 strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party.
- Daylight Saving — Question (22 May 2013)
“My Lords, taking into account the value of a human life, which I think the department uses in looking at accidents, I calculate that on the noble Earl’s figures the saving would be in the order of £5 billion. He was much vaguer about the economic downsides. Will he explain more about the economic disadvantages of this change?”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Crown Estate (21 May 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the Crown Estates Commission its plans to fund changes to road and footpath allocations in Westminster; whether they have ascertained the reasons for those changes; and what assessment they have made of the impact of those plans on the space available for buses and cyclists.”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Ports (21 May 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government in what circumstances they award state aid to ports to fund dredging; and whether those decisions take account of the competition between ports.”
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- Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 92 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 57.82% 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") 409 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)