A selection of Lord Robathan's votes
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Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, between 2011–2012
Generally voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, in 2013
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2004–2011
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2012
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
17 votes for, 39 votes against, 12 absences, between 2008–2014
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2014
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My Lords, online advertising for gambling is relatively recent. Frankly, while I do not believe in banning things, this is feeding gambling addiction and many families are badly affected by this. Although I am against banning things, on this occasion I say to my noble friend that we should ban it.
My Lords, is there not one issue underlying both this Question and that from the noble Lord, Lord West? There are insufficient funds in the defence budget, and if we wish to live up to our international obligations and our aspirations, and to defend this country and our interests abroad in the way we say we do, we may need to spend more on defence.
My Lords, I broadly welcome this Bill, and we have already heard about some of the ways in which it could perhaps be improved. I welcome it on the ground that, apart from anything else, it is the Government’s responsibility to protect the public, and the Bill is about improving public safety—and who would not wish to see that happen? I am not an expert on the rise in knife crime. The...
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Entered the House of Lords on 9 November 2015
Previously MP for South Leicestershire until 30 March 2015 — General election
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented South Leicestershire; Blaby
Topics of interest
- International Development
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Trade and Industry
- Royal Navy
- Electoral Registration
Currently held offices
- Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (since 5 Jun 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (28 Jan 2016 to 29 Feb 2016)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Committee of Selection (14 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Administration Committee (14 Dec 2005 to 12 Jul 2007)
- Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) (10 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (1 Jul 2004 to 10 Dec 2005)
- Member, International Development Committee (8 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2004)
- Shadow Minister (International Development) (1 Jun 2003 to 30 Oct 2003)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
- Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 19 Nov 2002)
- Member, Employment Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 19 Apr 1994)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 252 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Robathan’s speeches
- Has received answers to 18 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 83.97% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 59 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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