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- Became a Lord in 1991
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Desai voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Procedure of the House — Motion to Resolve (24 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, I want to make one brief remark on the limit to the number of Questions we can ask. Rationing is an equitable but inefficient way of doing things. I hope that if the House accepts this we would be allowed a shadow trade in surplus Questions. Since I do not ask any Questions I will gladly trade mine with my noble friend Lord Barnett, who is always asking Questions.”
- Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (21 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, once the Chancellor laid down his strategy for five years, there was not much that he could do in each Budget. That is a consequence of having a long-term strategy. This Budget does not do very much, and I welcome it for that. I do not think that half way through a five-year strategy you should suddenly start listening to people who say, "Cut more", or "Spend more", or things like...”
- Crime: Women's Safety — Question for Short Debate (12 Feb 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the publication on 10 January by the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office and the Office for National Statistics of An Overview of Sexual Offending in England and Wales, what steps they are taking to protect women's safety in the United Kingdom.”
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 62.95% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 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") 241 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)