Lord Desai

Labour

A selection of Lord Desai's votes

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

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Recent appearances

  • Poverty - Motion to Take Note 14 Jul 2016

    My Lords, it is a privilege and an honour to follow the noble Baroness, who has done so much for digital literacy in this country. I entirely agree with her last suggestion that people in the charity field should improve their digital skills. The Charity Commission should also improve its website. I have been there and it is a nightmare. The noble Lord, Lord Bird, started by saying that...
  • Caste-based Discrimination - Question for Short Debate 11 Jul 2016

    My Lords, I thank the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Harries, for persisting with this amendment. It has been explained what the law is and what the Government ought to do. So why do they not do it? Obviously, there is a very strong lobby—let us call it the caste Hindu lobby—which is very powerful, prosperous and persistent. They have abandoned me but I know they would love...
  • Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 6 Jul 2016

    My Lords, it is a pleasure and a privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Norton—and just as he stuck to his speciality, I will stick to mine. The women’s movement has taught us the very interesting slogan: what part of “no” don’t you understand? I say, “What part of ‘out’ do people not understand?”. People say that the referendum was...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1991

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (since 12 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intergovernmental Organisations Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 7 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (17 Dec 2003 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Committee on the Speakership of the House (9 Jul 2003 to 19 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (16 Jun 2001 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (20 Nov 1995 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (19 May 1992 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (12 Nov 1991 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (12 Nov 1991 to 17 Mar 1992)

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Desai’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 60.91% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 283 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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