Lord Walpole

Former Crossbench Peer

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A selection of Lord Walpole’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Tourism and Hospitality — Question 21 Jan 2015

    My Lords, I declare an interest in that I have a garden which is open to the public. What is the number of people in East Anglia who are employed in these trades, and does the Minister know what percentage of the population of East Anglia that might be?
  • European Rail Market: EUC Report: Motion to Take Note 14 Jun 2012

    Oh dear. All I can say is: how do I follow that? That is the expert. I will try. My family were Members of Parliament for Kings Lynn on and off since about 1350 until the end of the 19th century. I wondered what they felt about the possibility of a Channel tunnel, and indeed I know perfectly well what they thought: they preferred to use the Hanseatic League and did not want somewhere for the...
  • European Rail Market: EUC Report: Motion to Take Note 14 Jun 2012

    Over certain distances, there is no doubt that the train should be better than the air. It should be cheaper, should be better for the environment, should be better for time and should be more comfortable, though whether or not that is true, I do not know. The report in front of your Lordships contains, in box 2, the treaty of Canterbury. Whatever anyone has said so far, after 25 years that...

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1989

Left the House of Lords on 13 June 2017

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (9 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (5 Feb 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market, Energy and Transport (18 May 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (14 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (13 Nov 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (3 Nov 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (26 Nov 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Draft Gambling Bill (Joint Committee) (9 Sep 2003 to 22 Jul 2004)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B (13 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (12 Dec 2000 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, European Union Committee (3 Dec 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, European Union Committee (28 Oct 1996 to 8 Apr 1997)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (20 Nov 1995 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (15 Nov 1990 to 3 Nov 1994)

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