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A selection of the Earl of Sandwich’s votes
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Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2010.
Voted for more EU integration Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 11 absences, between 2008–2011.
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, in 2011.
Has never voted on university tuition fees Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2010.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, in 2011.
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To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have set the period of detention before an individual may apply for bail from immigration detention as seven days.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have carried out any research into alternative destinations to Rwanda as safe countries for migrants and asylum-seekers; and if so, with what conclusions.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have that removal to Rwanda will be a deterrent to would-be economic migrants.
More of The Earl of Sandwich’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords in 1995
Currently held offices
- Member, International Agreements Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
- Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (21 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 21 May 2013)
- Member, European Union Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (24 Nov 2009 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, Constitution Committee (8 Jun 2005 to 8 Apr 2006)
- Member, Information Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
- Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (6 Dec 1999 to 18 Nov 2004)
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