Lord Bates

The Minister of State, Department for International Development

Conservative

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 22 Jan 2018

    Draft Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017 – motion to approve – Lord Bates. Orders and regulations
  • Greece: Migrant and Refugee Support - Question 17 Jan 2018

    My Lords, the UK is supporting the European Union, which, with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and other organisations, is working tirelessly with the Greek Government to improve the conditions for refugees. The EU has allocated more than €1 billion in emergency funding to Greece.
  • Greece: Migrant and Refugee Support - Question 17 Jan 2018

    The Government are very concerned about the reports of conditions in the camps on the five hotspot islands which currently operate as receiving centres. The current numbers are 394, of whom 299 are unaccompanied children and 95 are separated children. The greatest number of unaccompanied children are on Lesbos island, where there are 168, along with 66 separated children.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 July 2008

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development (since 14 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Home Department (12 May 2015 to 31 Mar 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (6 Aug 2014 to 7 May 2015)
  • Lords Spokesperson (Department for Work and Pensions) (7 Oct 2013 to 6 Aug 2014)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (7 Oct 2013 to 6 Aug 2014)
  • Member, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee (16 May 2013 to 6 Nov 2013)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (14 Feb 2013 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Leader's Group on Working Practices Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 26 Apr 2011)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government and Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Minister (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Minister (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government and Energy & Climate Change), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Energy & Climate Change), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Communities and Local Government), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (3 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Cabinet Office (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Energy and Climate Change (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jan 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (16 Dec 1996 to 1 May 1997)
  • Government Whip (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1996)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (20 Jul 1994 to 1 Jan 1995)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (25 Apr 1994 to 25 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Health Committee (6 Dec 1993 to 27 Jun 1994)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 30 Nov 1992)

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  • Has spoken in 59 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Bates’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 69.01% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 26 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Bates’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 874 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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