Viscount Falkland


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Recent appearances

  • Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017 - Motion to Approve 29 Mar 2017

    My Lords, the last time many of us who are in the Chamber tonight spoke was in 2014, during the licensing and advertising Bill. Many of the topics that we are touching on today we discussed then. But as the song goes, times are a-changing. The great change, of course, took place in 1963 when the levy was born and betting shops arrived on the scene. At that time, which I remember well, when I...
  • Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (Penalty Points) (Amendment) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve 20 Dec 2016

    My Lords, using a handheld telephone in the car, unlike wearing a seat belt, is a breach of good manners on the road. People apparently feel empowered nowadays to use a mobile telephone at any time they feel they need to communicate with someone. If the House will indulge me, I will relate my own experience with my 21 year-old goddaughter. I took her and her parents to the theatre in Paris....
  • National Lottery — Motion to Take Note 17 Dec 2015

    My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Holmes of Richmond, not least for giving me the opportunity that I had been hoping for to congratulate the National Lottery and its funding arm on its extraordinary collaboration with the British Film Institute. Not surprisingly, this was touched on by the noble Lord, Lord Puttnam, in his speech, and I am sure that the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson of...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 April 1984

Party was Liberal Democrat until 2 Mar 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Lord Speaker's Advisory Panel on Works of Art (since 25 Jan 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (7 Jun 2005 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Culture, Media & Sport (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media & Sport (Lords)), Culture, Media & Sport (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, Draft Gambling Bill (Joint Committee) (9 Sep 2003 to 22 Jul 2004)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (23 Nov 1999 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (17 Dec 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (22 Nov 1995 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (28 Nov 1994 to 30 Nov 2000)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (6 Dec 1988 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, Overseas Trade Committee (15 Nov 1984 to 6 Nov 1986)


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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Viscount Falkland’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 16.18% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 156 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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