A selection of Lord Bates's votes
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Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
Has never voted on more EU integration
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Tackling the very high rate of maternal deaths and teenage pregnancy is a priority for DFID’s work in Sierra Leone, and the Aberdeen Women’s Centre is providing critical services to many women and girls. DFID is supporting them and other birth centres by providing free life-saving medicines. The Secretary of State visited the Centre in November to see the work they are doing and...
We welcome this year’s national voluntary reviews which provided an opportunity to learn from other countries’ approaches to delivering the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The Government will put itself forward for review in due course and will decide the exact process thereafter.
The Global Goals for Sustainable Development have been integrated into departments Single Departmental Plans. The Government will put itself forward for voluntary national review in due course.
More of Lord Bates’s recent appearances
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)
- Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (7 Oct 2013 to 6 Aug 2014)
- Lords Spokesperson (Department for Work and Pensions) (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 the Cabinet Office and Communities and Local Government), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- - 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 Communities and Local Government and Energy & Climate Change), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (3 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- 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)
- Shadow Minister, Cabinet Office (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)
- The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (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 39 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 67.13% 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.
- 21 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Bates’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 745 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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