A selection of Lord Robathan's votes
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Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
19 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2008–2013
Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2013–2014
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
4 votes for, 10 votes against, between 1997–2012
Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, in 2010
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 5 votes against, 3 absences, between 1999–2012
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2004–2011
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Robathan’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Robathan’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, is this not a case where people in this country must take responsibility for their own health? The huge majority of type 2 diabetes cases, though not all, are caused by eating the wrong food, eating too much food, drinking too much and not taking exercise. Surely we must send out the message that each individual must take responsibility for him or herself.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their policy towards withdrawal from the European Union remains that no deal is better than a bad deal.
My Lords, I find that answer reassuring. It must be to the mutual benefit and prosperity of both the United Kingdom and our friends and allies in the EU to have a proper deal, but could my noble friend illuminate me on one point? If there were to be some form of division between Northern Ireland and Great Britain—be it by keeping Northern Ireland in the customs union or single market...
More of Lord Robathan’s recent appearances
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 270 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 83.94% 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") 54 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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