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A selection of Lord Dubs’s votes
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Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010.
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2008–2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Dubs’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Dubs’s full vote analysis page for more.
Discussions with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and the principle that asylum seekers must apply for refugee status in the first safe country they reach – Lord Dubs.
Iran and engaging on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the detention of dual nationals – Lord Dubs.
My Lords, given the clear links between obesity and type 2 diabetes, does the Minister agree that more can be done to tackle obesity among children and young people? May I commend to him some of the practices being followed in Amsterdam, where this has really been tackled in a holistic manner? Could we not do likewise?
More of Lord Dubs’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1994
Currently held offices
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 4 Jul 2019)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
- Member, Communications and Digital Committee (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (16 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (14 Nov 2007 to 15 May 2012)
- Member, Committee on Regulators (23 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (2 Dec 2004 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (26 Nov 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, European Union Committee (19 Nov 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F (13 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee D (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (21 Jun 2001 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Chair of Labour Peers (1 Jul 2000 to 1 Jul 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (6 May 1997 to 2 Dec 1999)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (Environment and Agriculture) (6 May 1997 to 31 Dec 1999)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F (28 Oct 1996 to 8 Apr 1997)
- Member, Relations between Central and Local Government, Committee on (27 Nov 1995 to 2 Jul 1996)
- Member, European Union Committee (20 Nov 1995 to 8 Apr 1997)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C (20 Nov 1995 to 17 Oct 1996)
- Member, Home Affairs: Sub-Committee on Race Relations & Immigration (23 Nov 1981 to 9 Jun 1983)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (30 Jan 1981 to 9 Jun 1983)
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