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A selection of Lord Dear’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.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 9 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Has never voted on university tuition fees Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2010.
Voted a mixture of for and against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Dear’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Dear’s full vote analysis page for more.
My Lords, it is of course understandable and quite correct that we should be very concerned about the current state of affairs in that part of the world. However, does the Minister agree, first, that in this fractured and potentially very dangerous situation, one of the few bright and positive lights shining in that area is our relationship with the state of Oman—a country I know well both...
The question is that this Motion be agreed to. I think that the Contents have it.
More of Lord Dear’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 10 October 2006
Currently held offices
- Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 5 Mar 2018)
- Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 8 Jul 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Lord Speaker's Advisory Panel on Works of Art (25 Jan 2017 to 23 Oct 2019)
- Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (3 Nov 2015 to 5 Nov 2019)
- Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
- Member, Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 Committee (25 Jun 2012 to 13 Feb 2013)
- Member, EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, European Union Committee (24 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (13 Nov 2007 to 16 May 2012)
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