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- Became a Lord on 10 October 2006
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Dear voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
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- Queen’s Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (9 May 2013)
“My Lords, follow that. I am acutely aware that I am speaking at number 32 in what has been a very long day in a warm Chamber. I have no chance of holding your Lordships’ interest unless I am brief, and brief I shall attempt to be. There are three points in the Queen’s Speech that I will allude to very quickly, but with all sincerity. First, there is the subject of police reform...”
- Police: Convicted Officers — Question (24 Apr 2013)
“Noble Lords will perhaps not be surprised when I say that I view the emerging picture of misconduct and, sometimes, criminality in police forces with great concern. There are a number of issues in this matter but one of them has to be attracting of the right calibre of recruits in the first place, and then accelerating and developing leadership within the service. Can the Minister reassure...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Police: Firearms (7 Mar 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 21 November 2012 (WA 345), when they expect to conclude their revision of the chapters and appendices of the Home Office Guidance to Police on Firearms Law.”
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 30.62% of votes in this House with this affiliation — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 77 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)