Lord Layard

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Mental Health of Children and Young Adults - Motion to Take Note 16 May 2019

    My Lords, in her excellent speech my noble friend Lady Royall described the dismal state of access to treatment for young people with mental health problems—a point repeated by almost every speaker. The question is how to deal with it. I think that the way forward is quite clear, because the situation for children now is almost exactly the same as it was for adults in 2008. However, since...
  • Education: Treating Students Fairly (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 16 Jan 2019

    My Lords, I thank our great leader for the way in which he led us to produce what is, I think, a landmark report. For me, its most landmark feature concerns non-graduate vocational education, so I want to talk about our three main proposals in that area. As we all know, Britain is good at higher education and bad at non-graduate vocational education, and this has big economic effects. Our...
  • 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 out...

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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, Gambling Industry Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)
  • 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 2 debates 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 43.35% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 71 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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