Lord Selsdon

Former Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Lord Selsdon’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • The NHS - Motion to Take Note 5 Jul 2018

    My Lords, I apologise for my delay in speaking but my mobility is not as great as I would have hoped. I made the mistake of being a wicket keeper for many years and was suddenly told that I needed a new knee, having found that I could not walk. One thing about the NHS is that, when you do not know it, you do not know what to expect. The NHS gave me a new knee. Attractive girls came to...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) 30 Jan 2018

    My Lords, I find myself in a very difficult position. I have been in your Lordships’ House for 56 years and I have never found such an impressive audience at this time of the evening. I am therefore wondering why I am here, and what I might be able to do to help. I was asked to say something on the financing of trade as we need to develop it across the world. I was, for quite a while,...
  • 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...

More of Lord Selsdon’s recent appearances


Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1963

Left the House of Lords on 11 May 2021

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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