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Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede
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- Became a Lord on 19 April 2000
- Positions held at time of appointment: Former Spokesman on Education, House of Lords; Delegate, Council of Europe and WEU (from Number 10 press release)
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on the hunting ban. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Offender Rehabilitation Bill [HL] — Second Reading (20 May 2013)
“My Lords, I am making a guest appearance on the Front Bench and am in the unenviable position of making a speech that is far more moderate than the tremendous speech made earlier by the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham. It is common ground between all political parties that reoffending rates are far too high. This problem is particularly severe for prisoners who serve sentences of less than a...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Courts: Disabled People (13 Mar 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision is made for hearing-impaired people to take part in court proceedings, including being members of juries. To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of (1) court rooms, and (2) jury rooms, in (a) magistrates', (b) Crown, and (c) High Courts, are fitted with hearing loops or other facilities for people with hearing loss. To ask Her Majesty's...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Criminal Justice: Reoffenders (28 Feb 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of persons convicted of violence against the person are deemed to be at medium or low risk of reoffending.”
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 31.81% of votes in this House with this affiliation — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 18 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)