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- Also represented Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney; Merthyr Tydfil; Cardiff North
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- Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2004
- Previously MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney until 14 May 2001 — General election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Labour Member of Parliamentfor Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 31 March 1966 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Rowlands voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on introducing ID cards. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- EU: Advocates-General of the Court of Justice — Motion to Take Note (10 Jun 2013)
“My Lords, I associate myself fully with my noble friend’s observations about the chairmanship of the noble Lord, Lord Bowness. I have had the privilege of serving under him for more than three years, and if anyone wanted to find a way to be a model chairman, they should follow him. We have been a disparate group over these past three or four years. Europe encourages lots of disparate...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: European Justice and Home Affairs Powers (29 Oct 2012)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord McNally on 15 October (Official Report, col. 1303) regarding European justice and home affairs powers, what estimate they have made of the number of measures considered (1) operationally useful, (2) less useful, and (3) defunct.”
- Wales: Devolution — Motion to Take Note (19 Jul 2012)
“My Lords, I had the privilege of serving on an earlier commission, the one chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Richard. The report that we produced paved the way, first of all, for the transfer of legislative competence and, secondly, for the full legislative powers that were then endorsed in a referendum. I am afraid that I disagree with the noble Baroness, Lady Randerson, on her strictures...”
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- Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 67.40% 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") 42 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)