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Lord Morris of Aberavon
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- Entered the House of Lords on 4 July 2001
- Previously MP for Aberavon until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Aberavon, 1959-2001. Secretary of State for Wales, 1974-79; opposition spokesman on legal affairs, 1979-81 and 1983-97; Attorney General, 1997-99. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 8 October 1959 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Morris of Aberavon voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (21 May 2013)
“Inquiries into all aspects of the investigation and prosecution of large scale sexual offences – Lord Morris of Aberavon.”
- Iraq: Chilcot Inquiry — Question (22 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, having been involved in the setting up of some public inquiries, I have noticed a tendency for them to be longer and longer. I understand the need to collect all the material evidence, and for all due processes to take place. In future, if any public inquiry is set up, should not a time limit be imposed and, furthermore, an extension granted only in exceptional circumstances?”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Rape (26 Mar 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions for rape were brought in (1) England and Wales, and (2) London, in each of the past six years for which figures are available; and how many prosecutions resulted in convictions in each year.”
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- Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 24 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 53.56% 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") 68 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)