A selection of Lord Rowlands's votes
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Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 1999
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
11 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2008–2011
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 2 votes against, between 1997–2010
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
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As a member of the Delegated Powers Committee, I specifically draw the Minister’s attention and the attention of the Committee to our paragraph 16, which states that: “The power to make adjustments is a very broad one with no restrictions”. We have very deep concerns about the powers proposed in the Bill. I hope, listening to the Minister, that he will address this issue and recognise...
I apologise for interrupting the Minister but can he publish exactly which public bodies, which local authorities and which companies are going to pay this levy and what amounts they will pay?
I shall speak to Amendment 74, proposed by the noble Lord, Lord Wigley, to continue to clarify the issue of the apprenticeship levy. I express my gratitude to the Minister for his letter on this issue in November, which was extremely informative and helpful. It spelt out how the Treasury was going to Barnettise the levy, which was very helpful, but I would like to press him a little more on...
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Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2004
Previously MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Labour Member of Parliamentfor Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election
Also represented Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney; Merthyr Tydfil; Cardiff North
Currently held offices
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (since 19 Jul 2017)
- Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (25 May 2016 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, Extradition Law Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 25 Feb 2015)
- Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 14 May 2014)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, Constitution Committee (8 Jun 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 11 May 2001)
- Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (14 Apr 1976 to 4 Jun 1979)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (12 Jun 1975 to 14 Apr 1976)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Welsh Office) (7 Mar 1974 to 12 Jun 1975)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Welsh Office) (13 Oct 1969 to 19 Jun 1970)
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Rowlands’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 62.53% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 55 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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