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Lord Chorley

Former Crossbench Peer

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A selection of Lord Chorley's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Arts: Funding — Debate 3 Feb 2011

    My Lords, I thank the noble Earl for giving us the opportunity to discuss this important subject. The lengthy list of speakers-my goodness, what a range of experience has been shown-is a testimony to the importance of the subject. I intend to restrict my remarks to one, in a sense, rather narrow subject that is different from all the earlier speeches, with the possible exception of the...
  • Charitable Sector — Motion to Take Note 5 Oct 2010

    My Lords, we have indeed a long list of speakers, but I am not surprised given the huge range of expertise in this place and the major role that the coalition Government see that the charitable sector can and indeed should play in promoting their objectives. I welcome the Minister's wide-ranging speech introducing the debate and I start with two brief initial observations. First, please do...
  • Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]: Report (Second Day) (Continued) 23 Mar 2009

    My Lords, since this is the first time I have spoken on this Bill, I should declare an interest as a vice-president of the Council for National Parks and vice-president of Friends of the Lake District. I gladly put my name to the four amendments of the noble Lord, Lord Judd, and I am glad that two of them are subscribed to by the Liberal Democrats. There is not much more that I need to say....

More of Lord Chorley’s recent appearances


Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 31 October 2001

Left the House of Lords on 17 November 2014 — retired

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (17 Nov 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (17 Dec 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (23 Nov 1993 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (29 Nov 1988 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (20 Nov 1986 to 8 Nov 1995)


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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Chorley’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 27.31% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • 2 people are tracking this peer
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 41 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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