Lord Selsdon


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Recent appearances

  • Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note 16 Mar 2017

    My Lords, in many ways, the situation confronting the Government of the United Kingdom today is similar to that confronting the Government in 1621 with the formation of the Council for Trade and Plantations. The mandate given then was: “To take into their consideration the true causes of the decay of trade and scarcity of coyne and to consult the means for the removing of these...
  • House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] - Second Reading 3 Feb 2017

    My Lords, I suppose that I should say that I am among my Peers but I am not quite sure why I am here. It all happened one day when I was working in Brussels and someone came up and tapped me on the shoulder and said, “My Lord, could I have a word?” I said, “I’m not my Lord, I’m just me”. He said, “I’m afraid I’ve got some news for you....
  • Brexit: UK International Relations - Motion to Take Note 26 Jan 2017

    I am grateful for the opportunity to speak for a very short time. I begin by looking at Britain’s maritime role in the world. When I first joined your Lordships’ House, I did not know what to do, and I was grabbed by the then Leader of the House and Leader of the Opposition and told to go and sort something out with the maritime sector as I had just come out of the Navy....

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1963

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (11 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, Overseas Trade Committee (15 Nov 1984 to 6 Nov 1986)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B (19 Nov 1974 to 22 Nov 1976)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (19 Nov 1974 to 31 Oct 1984)


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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Selsdon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 56.80% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
  • 13 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Selsdon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 273 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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