Lord Bhatia

Non-affiliated Peer

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A selection of Lord Bhatia's votes

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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Bhatia’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Bhatia’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • Agriculture Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 15 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 27. The consultation with the dairy industry highlighted a need to define how the codes of conduct will be enforced and how that enforcement will be financed. The dairy industry must be given a chance to provide views about enforcement. A range of options are possible. Arbitration or an ombudsman model are suggested. In either of these models, the cost...
  • Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Take Note 10 Sep 2020

    My Lords, this instrument was laid before Parliament on 24 June 2020. It is already in force. It is subject to the negative procedure and will remain in law unless either House rejects it within 14 days, allowing for recess days, of its being laid. It is part of the Government’s economic renewal package in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The regulations apply to England only and...
  • Covid-19: Military Operations and Support - Question 10 Sep 2020

    My Lords, the Army said that it is ready to serve during the Covid-19 pandemic, and it could also support the NHS. Some 4,000 military personnel have been seconded to civil authorities. Can the Minister say whether the Navy or Air Force have also provided any support?

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 June 2001

Party was Other until 8 Jul 2001; Crossbench until 20 Oct 2010

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee On Religious Offences (15 May 2002 to 10 Apr 2003)

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