Lord Swinfen


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Recent appearances

  • Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) 28 Feb 2017

    My Lords, I spoke briefly on this in Committee and I will not weary your Lordships by repeating what I said then. I shall say simply that I support the amendment, and if there is a Division I will vote in favour of it.
  • Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill [HL] - Report 24 Feb 2017

    My Lords, I am a complete layman in these matters. When the noble Lord, Lord Winston, responds, can he tell the Committee what in his view is a “high probability”? What does he mean by that? Also how long is “shortly after” a birth? Would that be hours, days, weeks or years?
  • Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) 23 Feb 2017

    My Lords, I, too, support these amendments. They appear to be drafted in favour of the person who has made the planning application, but let us not forget that council officers also need family holidays, and they may not be there to consider the application and to give it the proper consideration that it requires—or not all of them, or not the relevant individual. So this amendment,...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1977

Currently held offices

  • Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (since 3 Jun 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Mental Capacity Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 25 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (8 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (15 Nov 1990 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F (21 Nov 1978 to 20 Dec 1979)


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  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Swinfen’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 38.42% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 6 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") 131 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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