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

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Forensic Science: Languages 17 Nov 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, and if so in what specific ways, they are sponsoring or encouraging research in forensic linguistics with a view to extending its use in the criminal justice system and the immigration services.
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Telephone Services 17 Nov 2015

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bates, Lord Faulks, and Lord Bridges of Headley on 21 September (HL2010, HL2011, HL2014), to what extent they are examining the potential use of Automatic Speaker Verification in respect of the detection of fraudulent telephone access to government services.
  • Higher Education: Part-Time Students — Question 11 Nov 2015

    Is the Minister aware that, this very week, the vice-chancellor of the Open University has called for the restoration of module courses to qualify for loans for part-time students? He says that module courses are the best and most effective way of upskilling people, for the benefit not merely of the individual but of industry itself.

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1994

Currently held offices

  • Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (L) (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 (L) (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 33 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 9.75% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well 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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