Lord Robathan

Former MP

Conservative

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Recent appearances

  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) 21 Feb 2017

    My Lords, it is indeed a challenge after some 124 contributions to say anything original at all. We live in a parliamentary democracy and I am absolutely no fan of referendums—neither the first one nor the second that some are calling for. They were described by Clement Attlee as a device of dictators and demagogues—a quote repeated by Margaret Thatcher, so we have both sides of...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) 21 Feb 2017

    Perish the thought. In 1805, Prime Minister Pitt said: “England has saved herself by her exertions, and will, as I trust, save Europe by her example”. The circumstances were very different, but I believe and hope that that may be the case both for us and for Europeans in 2017.
  • Cycling: Women - Question 21 Feb 2017

    My Lords, as a former chairman of the All-Party Cycling Group, I welcome the increase in cycling which is evident on our streets—both men and women. Does my noble friend agree that an increase in cycling can play its part—only a part—in reducing not just congestion but the frightful air pollution in our cities?

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Profile

Conservative Peer

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

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Trade and Industry
  • Transport
  • Zimbabwe
  • Iraq
  • Royal Navy
  • Electoral Registration
  • Caravans

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 270 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Robathan’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — 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 79.20% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 306 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 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") 18 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

8. Land and Property
Farm in Leicestershire, including rented residential property, from which income is received.

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