Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe

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A selection of Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe's votes

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  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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Recent appearances

  • Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] - Committee (Continued): Amendment 7 3 Mar 2020

    My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, has spoken so fully and clearly on her amendment that it is difficult to find much to say in support of it without repetition. However, three points are entitled to a bit of expansion or repetition: first, prenuptial agreements; secondly, the extraordinary flexibility—or, one might say, disarray—of the reasons the court has to take into account at...
  • Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] - Second Reading 5 Feb 2020

    My Lords, I warmly welcome the Bill as the final step in the long and arduous process of getting away from the concept of the matrimonial offence, or, as the Minister put it, the blame game. This problem has occupied law reformers and Parliament for well over a century and a half—to be precise, the 163 years since the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857. It would be a wearisome task indeed to go...
  • Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 11 May 2018

    My Lords, I speak in support of the Bill. I will be reasonably brief because it has been described so thoroughly by the noble Baroness, Lady Deech. She has shown great determination and perseverance with it. In fact, it is virtually identical to a Bill that passed through all its stages in this House in the last Parliament but, sadly, did not have time to make any progress in the other place....

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Judge Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 8 October 2002

Currently held offices

  • Member, SLSC Sub-Committee A (since 4 Sep 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (30 Oct 2019 to 5 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (30 Oct 2019 to 5 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (5 May 2016 to 15 Dec 2016)

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