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A selection of Lord Dholakia’s votes
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Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
7 votes for, 5 votes against, 3 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Dholakia’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Dholakia’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, the Minister must be aware of the serious allegations of corruption against Rajapaksa and his Government. What efforts are being made to extradite him from the Maldives so that he can answer the charges in the Sri Lankan courts?
My Lords, Rwanda has been mentioned on a number of occasions and we now know the cost involved in detaining people there. Which other countries have been approached for similar arrangements and what has been the refusal rate?
My Lords, how many additional civil servants have been taken on to deal with the backlog? Is Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who criticised the Passport Office so bitterly, now satisfied with the work of this organisation?
More of Lord Dholakia’s recent appearances
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Currently held offices
- Member, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
- Member, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
- 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, EU Justice Sub-Committee (15 Jan 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
- 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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