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Crossbench Peer, Former UUP MLA for Strangford
- Also represented Strangford
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- Entered the House of Lords on 17 October 2001
- Previously MP for Strangford until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Strangford, 1983-2001 (resigned seat in 1985 and re elected in 1986). Spokesman for trade and industry, 1992-97; foreign and Commonwealth affairs, 1997-2001; Member of the United Kingdom delegation to the Council of Europe, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
- Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
- Left the Assembly on 30 January 2007 — Dissolved for election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Kilclooney voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on university tuition fees. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
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- Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: UK Contribution (21 May 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total financial contribution by the United Kingdom to the European Union for each of the past three years for which figures are available.”
- Syria — Statement (20 May 2013)
“My Lords, one of the most alarming developments in Syria in recent months has been the ever-increasing influence of radicalised Muslims in the opposition. It is also reported that Qatar and Saudi Arabia are already supplying arms to the opposition. Have Her Majesty's Government yet made any representations to Qatar and Saudi Arabia to ensure that they do not supply arms to radicalised Islamic...”
- Environment: Plastic Bags — Question (14 May 2013)
“Will the Minister confirm that paper bags will not be included?”
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- Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 24 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 31.11% of votes in this House with this affiliation — 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") 64 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)