Lord Knight of Weymouth

Labour Peer


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Recent appearances

  • Schools: Funding - Motion to Take Note 29 Nov 2018

    My Lords, let me start by reminding your Lordships of my education interests in the register, particularly as one of the chief officers of TES. I thank my noble friend Lady Morris not only for instigating this debate, but for the passion and clarity with which she opened it. Our schools are struggling, particularly our secondary schools. Four statistics tell the story. We have heard the...
  • Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill - Second Reading 26 Oct 2018

    My Lords, I too very much welcome the Bill and the way that it was introduced by the noble Baroness, Lady Chisholm, with appropriate detail and clarity, and the speech by the noble Lord, Lord Patel. Like them, I agree that it is important to give the authority of a statutory footing to the National Data Guardian, Dame Fiona Caldicott. I remind your Lordships of my interests in respect of my...
  • Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill - Third Reading 24 Jul 2018

    I am most grateful to the Minister for that update and for his assistance and that of his officials, led by the assiduous Shelley Torey. I thank other noble Lords for their assistance and the MPs in the other place—and, finally, to Lucy Herd for her inspiration and assiduous campaigning ever since her son Jack died eight years ago. Bill passed.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 June 2010

Previously MP for South Dorset until 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Also represented South Dorset

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Trade and Industry
  • Education and Skills
  • Departmental Policies (South Dorset)
  • Departmental Sponsorship
  • Wind Turbines
  • Local Government Finance (Dorset)
  • Local Government Finance

Currently held offices

  • Member, Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee (since 17 May 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (17 Oct 2011 to 18 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (8 Oct 2010 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Minister of State (the South West), Regional Affairs (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (the South West), Department for Work and Pensions (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families (13 Jul 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) (29 Jun 2007 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (28 Jun 2007 to 13 Jul 2007)
  • Minister of State (Schools and 14-19 Learners), Department for Education and Skills (3 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Schools), Department for Education and Skills (6 Jun 2006 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Minister of State, Department for Education and Skills (8 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
  • Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (17 Jun 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (11 May 2005 to 17 Jun 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department of Health (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • PPS (Ms Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (13 May 2004 to 10 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Defence Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 20 Oct 2003)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Knight of Weymouth’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.53% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 125 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.


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