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- Also represented Eddisbury; Northwich
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- Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2005
- Previously MP for Eddisbury until 28 June 1999 — Resigned
- Positions held at time of appointment: High Commissioner to Australia, 2000-2005. Member of Parliament for Northwich, 1974-1983 and Eddisbury, 1983-1999. Minister for State, FCO, 1992-1995; Parliamentary Secretary to HM Treasury and Government Chief Whip, 1995-1997; Opposition front bench spokesman on international development, 1997-1998. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 28 February 1974 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Goodlad voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on university tuition fees. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (11 Mar 2013)
“Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee Report on the Government’s approach to consultation – Lord Goodlad.”
- Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Armed Forces) (Amendment) Order 2012 — Motion of Regret (5 Dec 2012)
“My Lords, very briefly, I share the concerns of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Scott, about the order, which was commented on by the Select Committee on secondary legislation. This area of the law was thoroughly looked into some years ago by your Lordships' Constitution Committee. The recommendations of the committee, contained in the second report of the 2008-09 Session entitled...”
- House of Lords: Working Practices — Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2012)
“My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Filkin, on this timely debate and on his very wide-ranging speech on a subject which, as he said, is sufficiently important to your Lordships' House to attract an attendance today on all sides. I shall perforce be brief. We spend the majority of our time on the scrutiny of legislation. Our role is quite different from that of the other place. We...”
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- Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 57.83% 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") 44 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)