Lord Bates Portrait

Lord Bates

Conservative - Life peer

Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords)
21st Apr 2020 - 29th Apr 2021
Minister of State (Department for International Development)
14th Oct 2016 - 23rd Apr 2019
Minister of State (Home Office)
12th May 2015 - 31st Mar 2016
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
6th Aug 2014 - 7th May 2015
Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
7th Oct 2013 - 6th Aug 2014
Lords Spokesperson (Department for Work and Pensions)
7th Oct 2013 - 6th Aug 2014
Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee
16th May 2013 - 6th Nov 2013
Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords)
14th Feb 2013 - 7th Oct 2013
Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee
22nd Jan 2013 - 13th Feb 2013
Leader's Group on Working Practices
27th Jul 2010 - 26th Apr 2011
Shadow Minister
3rd Jul 2009 - 6th May 2010
Deputy Chair, Conservative Party
1st Jan 2007 - 6th May 2010
Paymaster General (HM Treasury)
16th Dec 1996 - 1st May 1997
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)
1st Jan 1995 - 1st Jan 1996
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
20th Jul 1994 - 1st Jan 1995
Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee)
25th Apr 1994 - 25th Nov 1994
Health and Social Care Committee
6th Dec 1993 - 27th Jun 1994
Social Security
27th Apr 1992 - 30th Nov 1992


There are no upcoming events identified
Division Votes
Thursday 10th June 2021
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 189 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 104 Noes - 241
Speeches
Wednesday 14th July 2021
Overseas Development Assistance

My Lords, for many years Her Majesty’s Government have taken great pride in regularly publishing reports on the impact of …

Written Answers
Friday 22nd May 2020
Modern Slavery Act 2015 Independent Review
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the operation and effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Thursday 13th December 2012
BBC Trust Chairman (Election) Bill [HL] 2012-13
First reading took place on 13 December. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey …
Tweets
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
13:38
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Bates has voted in 164 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
(12 debate interactions)
Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist (Conservative)
Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
(9 debate interactions)
Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(7 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(34 debate contributions)
Home Office
(26 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(15 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Bates, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Bates has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Bates has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Lord Bates


First reading took place on 13 December. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled. A Bill to make provision for election of the BBC Trust Chairman by licence fee payers.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Lords
Thursday 13th December 2012

Lord Bates has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


2 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
11th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to implement the provisions of UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/74/16 Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal, adopted by the UN General Assembly on 9 December 2019.

The United Kingdom co-sponsored the General Assembly resolution "Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal", which calls for Member States to observe the Olympic Truce - a cessation of hostilities around the Olympic Games - within the framework of the Charter of the United Nations, and to promote peace through sport. As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, the UK already works to uphold the UN Charter and its commitment to the maintenance of international peace and security.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
5th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the operation and effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

In July 2018, the Government commissioned an Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 led by Baroness Butler-Sloss, the Rt. Hon. Frank Field and the Rt. Hon. Maria Miller MP. The Review considered where the Act is working well and where implementation can be strengthened. The Government welcomed the findings of the Review and we responded formally in July 2019. The Government accepted or partially accepted the majority of the Review’s 80 recommendations and we are taking action to implement these recommendations.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)