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Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland
- Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2005
- Previously MP for Bishop Auckland until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland, 1979 -2005. North Regional Whip, 1981-1982; Opposition front bench spokesman for social security, 1982-1983; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Neil Kinnock as Leader of the Opposition, 1983-1985; Opposition Chief Whip 1985-1995; Opposition front bench spokesman on the Duchy of Lancaster, 1995-1997. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 3 May 1979 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Taxation: Avoidance — Question (25 Jul 2012)
- Public and Commercial Services Union: Strike Action — Question (24 Jul 2012)
“Is the Minister aware that the PCS has at least my full support? The reason is that every union in the public sector has been provoked beyond endurance by the present Government. The unions are fully justified in negotiating with the Government and it is the Government's duty to settle.”
- Media Oversight: Transfer of Responsibilities — Question (5 Jul 2012)
“My noble friend's words were not harsh enough. We have a weak Prime Minister. He should have called for Jeremy Hunt's resignation immediately he discovered there was a problem. That is the problem; we have a weak Prime Minister who does not have the courage to do the right thing.”
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- Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
- Has voted in 63.36% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 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") 9 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source).
|Type||2008/09||2007/08||2006/07||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£0||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£18,045 (431st)||£14,750 (joint 384th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£1,345||£18,862 (joint 264th with 1 other)||£18,798 (joint 192nd with 12 others)||£16,042 (518th)||£15,942 (312th)|
|Staffing costs||£7,915||£70,799 (296th)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£50,537 (163rd)|
|Members' Travel||£884||£21,060 (43rd)||£19,077 (62nd)||£15,970 (115th)||£16,240 (49th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£2,246 (59th)||£2,715 (29th)||£2,274 (36th)||£1,430 (78th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£0||£314 (593rd)||£288 (600th)||£400 (591st)||£318 (610th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£0||£2,095 (392nd)||£2,156 (381st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£977||£1,619 (joint 537th with 1 other)||£1,493 (joint 562nd with 1 other)||£977 (623rd)||£0|
|Total||£44,387||£137,897 (84th)||£132,883 (85th)||£119,304 (182nd)||£99,217 (103rd)|