Lord Layard


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  • The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 26 Apr 2018

    My Lords, I, too, congratulate the committee and, like many earlier speakers, think that something more radical is needed on funding. The fundamental problem with the present system is the complete disconnect between the Government’s funding decisions and, on the other hand, what the public want and are willing to pay for. For example, in a recent MORI poll, people were asked to pick...
  • Electricity Market (EAC Report) - Motion to Take Note 17 Jul 2017

    My Lords, like other members of the committee, I add my thanks to the noble Lord in front of me for the excellent way in which he has led our committee over the years. I thank him very much. I will speak about only one recommendation in our report: the last recommendation, about research and development, which I think is one of the most important. It is important for one very simple reason:...
  • Building More Homes (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 2 Mar 2017

    My Lords, as a member of the committee, I too thank our great leader, sitting in front of me. As has been said, the starting point for our inquiry was a very remarkable estimate that is widely accepted—that, simply to stop real house prices and rents from rising further, we need not 200,000 homes a year but 300,000, just to stop things getting worse. However, surely we want things to...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 May 2000

Positions held at time of appointment: Director, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (29 Nov 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)


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  • Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Layard’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 43.66% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 69 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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