Lord Quirk


A selection of Lord Quirk's votes

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  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Voted a mixture of for and against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Has never voted on more EU integration

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Recent appearances

  • Allied Health Professionals: Training — Question 8 Feb 2016

    My Lords, while I welcome the 4.8% increase for the allied health professions, I deplore the fact that this increase is accompanied by really quite savage cuts in some of the professions concerned: 6% in the case of speech therapy. Does the Minister accept that our ageing population presents us with an increased incidence of stroke and dementia, and that the skills of speech therapists are...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Forensic Science: Languages 21 Jan 2016

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 21 December 2015 (HL4282), how they reconcile that answer with the statement by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in Postnote on forensic linguistics of September 2015 that even recordings of an offender's voice, verified to the satisfaction of police experts, are "not admissible as...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Forensic Science: Languages 21 Dec 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 17 November (HL3221) concerning the use of forensic linguistics by the Home Office in immigration cases, whether they have plans to enable the admittance in court, as in some other European jurisdictions, of evidence derived from forensic linguistics, and if not, what are their reasons.

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1994

Currently held offices

  • Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (since 25 May 2005)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (6 Dec 1999 to 6 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (8 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (24 Nov 1998 to 6 Dec 2000)


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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 29 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 10.01% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 52 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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