Lord Dholakia

Co-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity - Question for Short Debate 13 Sep 2018

    My Lords, I join others in thanking the noble Lord, Lord Alton, for this important debate. It is as delightful as always to see him speak on such humanitarian issues. For some time now, some of us have been observing the UK Government’s response to mass atrocities amounting to genocide or crimes against humanity, in my case as a member of several all-party parliamentary groups focused...
  • Justice: Women’s Centres - Question for Short Debate 12 Sep 2018

    My Lords, let me thank the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester for securing this debate. I add my congratulations to the noble Baroness, Lady Sater, for her excellent maiden contribution. We are told that at any one time, there are around 4,000 women in prison, but we are not told that the number of women in prison has doubled since 1993. Most of these women are not serious...
  • Prisons: Rehabilitation - Question for Short Debate 6 Sep 2018

    My Lords, let me add my thanks to the noble Lord, Lord Bird, for this debate. Prisons have four major purposes: retribution; incapacitation; deterrence, although over 60% of offenders reoffend within two years; and rehabilitation, on which we do not even meet the requirements of the Trade Descriptions Act. The past two months have seen a series of reports from the Prisons Inspectorate that...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Co-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers (since 1 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct (since 19 Jan 2009)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Committee (14 May 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Deputy Leader in the House of Lords, Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Communities), Department for Communities and Local Government (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Home Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 27 Jul 2007)
  • Deputy Leader, House of Lords (15 Nov 2004 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Party Chair, Liberal Democrats (1 Jan 2001 to 31 Dec 2004)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (6 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F (12 Jan 1998 to 30 Nov 2000)


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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Dholakia’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 67.68% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 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") 548 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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