Lord Rooker

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Rooker's votes

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  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Housebuilding: Target - Question 19 Jul 2016

    My Lords, the Government and the wider public sector own land on which 2 million homes could be built, but only 12% to 13% of the land in England is actually built on. What is the problem?
  • Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 13 Jul 2016

    Can I ask the Minister a question before he finishes? I did not want to interrupt what he was saying about the government amendments, but in reading Amendment 226, do I take it that the judicial commissioner gets involved only after the Prime Minister has given approval? It is not clear, but I am just assuming that has to be the case, so that the Prime Minister has also had oversight of the...
  • Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 13 Jul 2016

    My Lords, listening to the debate as a non-lawyer, I get the impression it is being argued that the legal contribution is supposed to be equal to the ministerial contribution. I reject that utterly. It is the Minister’s job to take the decision. That is where the accountability is at the end of the day—back to Parliament. They are not equal partners in this. The introduction of a...

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 June 2001

Previously MP for Birmingham, Perry Barr until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Perry Bar, 1974-2001. Opposition spokesman on social security, 1980-83, on treasury and economic affairs, 1983-84, on housing, 1984-87, on local government, 1987-88, on health and social services, 1990-92, on higher education, 1992-93; Deputy Shadow Leader of House of Commons, 1994-97; Minister of State, MAFF, 1997-99; Department of Social Security, 1999-2001. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Birmingham, Perry Barr

Currently held offices

  • Member, Select Committee on Charities (since 25 May 2016)
  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (6 Jul 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Barnett Formula Committee (10 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (19 Oct 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Sustainable Food and Farming and Animal Health), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Sep 2007 to 19 Oct 2007)
  • Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare) (2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 28 Sep 2007)
  • Minister of State (Sustainable Farming and Food), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (6 Jun 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (10 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
  • Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming and Food) (9 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (15 Jun 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (11 May 2005 to 10 May 2006)
  • Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Regeneration and Regional Development) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Regeneration and Regional Development), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (29 May 2002 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Housing & Planning) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister (Home Office) (Asylum & Immigration) (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Minister of State (Asylum and Immigration), Home Office (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Minister of State (Department of Social Security) (29 Jul 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State, Department of Social Security (28 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (6 May 1997 to 29 Jul 1999)
  • Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (13 Jan 1989 to 22 Jan 1991)

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