A selection of Lord Adonis's votes
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Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
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My Lords, I turn to the issue of geographic diversity. One of the prime areas where there has been collaboration is in creating campuses and a university presence in areas of the country where it otherwise would not have been either an economic or a prime mission of a university to seek to make such provision. The example that comes to mind from my time as a Minister, and where quite a lot of...
My Lords, I am glad I am following rather than preceding the noble Lord, Lord Willetts, because the point I wanted to make was about geographical diversity. Mindful of the injunction he gave earlier on that we do not want to load still more duties and responsibilities on the Office for Students, I am not suggesting that there should be an amendment on this, but it is very important that the...
The OU was a wise and sensible innovation, although there is a wider issue here of alternative providers and profit against trustee status, which I will come back to. The 1960s universities were of course set up on the trustee model. The most significant change that Robbins made was not innovation in terms of types of university, but in extending university institutions to large parts of the...
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Entered the House of Lords on 23 May 2005
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (7 Oct 2011 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Secretary of State, Department for Transport (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- The Secretary of State for Transport (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State, Department for Transport (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (5 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families (13 Jul 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families (28 Jun 2007 to 13 Jul 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools), Department for Education and Skills (17 Jun 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Skills (11 May 2005 to 17 Jun 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Schools) (10 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
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- Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Adonis’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 60.54% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 29 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 779 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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