Lord Foster of Bath

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gaming Machines 30 Jan 2018

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, in a report published by bacta on 10 January, that if the maximum stake of fixed odds betting terminals were reduced from £100 to £2 the reduction in annual Gross Gambling Yield to high street betting shops would be £335 million; and how they reached...
  • Licensing Act 2003: Post-Legislative Scrutiny (Licensing Act 2003 Report) - Motion to Take Note 20 Dec 2017

    My Lords, I too served on the Select Committee and wish to thank the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, for both chairing the committee and securing this debate. I also thank the excellent staff and advisers who served us so well and the other members of the committee, from whom I learned a great deal. Our task was a difficult one, which was made more complicated by the large number of amendments...
  • Brexit: Cultural and Educational Programmes - Question 30 Nov 2017

    My Lords, UK-led bids for funding projects from Creative Europe have been increasingly successful. Many of them are cross-country projects such as OperaVision, which involves 30 theatres in 19 different countries. As the Minister has already said, the Government have agreed to underwrite the funding of those projects post Brexit, but will they also guarantee the freedom of movement of...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 November 2015

Previously MP for Bath until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Bath


Topics of interest

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Transport
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Railways
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympic Games 2012
  • Rail Safety
  • Sports: Finance

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (28 Oct 2016 to 16 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Licensing Act 2003 Committee (14 Jun 2016 to 4 Apr 2017)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (7 Oct 2013 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1 Jul 2003 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions) (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (15 Nov 1995 to 29 Mar 1999)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (15 Nov 1995 to 29 Mar 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1995)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

8. Land and Property
A flat in London, owned jointly with my wife, from which rental income is received.

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