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- Became a Lord in 1997
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Gilbert voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the hunting ban. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party.
- Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (14 May 2013)
“My Lords, I start by apologising to the whole House for the fact that I was not here at the beginning of yesterday’s debate. The consequences of that, I realise, fall upon Members who are here today, who have to listen to me giving the rant on transport that I was going to give yesterday. Such are the easy rules of protocol of your Lordships’ House that one is able to speak on any...”
- Death of a Member: Baroness Thatcher — Tributes (10 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, I would like to begin, if it is not an impertinence to speak from this side of the House on this subject, by associating myself as vigorously as I can with the remarks of the leader of my party in this House, my noble friend Lady Royall, and my noble friend Lady Dean in condemning some of the things that are happening in other parts of the country today. I was brought up, like many...”
- Justice and Security Bill [HL]: Commons Amendments (26 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, I had not intended to take part in this debate but I have been moved to do so. We have heard this evening that this debate is about the reputation of the security services. We have heard it is about 2,000 to 2,500 years of British justice and that we must of course be on our guard to make sure that we do no damage to either of those principles. However, for me the Bill is not about...”
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- Has spoken in 11 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 35.77% of votes in this House with this affiliation — 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") 82 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)