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- Also represented Telford; The Wrekin; Lichfield and Tamworth
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- Entered the House of Lords on 3 July 2001
- Previously MP for Telford until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Telford, 1997-2001 and for Lichfield and Tamworth, 1974-79; PPS to Minister for Local Government and Planning, 1975-76; to Minister of Agriculture, 1976-78; Deputy Shadow Leader, House of Commons, 1987-92; Opposition front bench spokesman on foreign affairs, 1992-93; PPS to Leader of the Opposition, 1994-97, to Prime Minister, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 10 October 1974 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Grocott voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Procedure of the House — Motion to Resolve (24 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, I certainly do not agree with the amendment in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Trefgarne, which in effect would lead to appealing against the Lord Speaker's decision. If that were done on the Floor of the House it would mean that the Private Notice Question was aired, irrespective of whether the Lord Speaker said yes or no. I certainly do not agree with that. I am in part reassured...”
- House of Lords: Oral Questions — Question (21 Mar 2013)
“Does the Leader subscribe to the basic rule of Oral Questions that you should never ask a question unless you know the answer?”
- Apprenticeships — Statement (14 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, like other noble Lords I welcome the importance that is being attached to apprenticeships. Historically they have proved to be important both to people who have gone through them and to their employers. I want to focus on one sentence in the Statement. I hope it means what I think it does, because it marks a significant step forward. It states: "And we are extending apprenticeships...”
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- Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 90.11% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 282 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)