Lord Burns

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Inflation - Motion to Take Note 1 Jul 2019

    My Lords, I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, for securing this debate and chairing the committee so effectively. I found the inquiry rather a strange experience to begin. I had spent almost 20 years in the Treasury worrying about how to control inflation, yet in this inquiry we were deep in the detail of measuring inflation down to a few decimal points. In the process, as has been...
  • Education: Treating Students Fairly (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 16 Jan 2019

    My Lords, I join others in thanking the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, for his skilled chairmanship of the Economic Affairs Committee, in particular through this fascinating inquiry. Many of us will make points about improvements that could be made, but we should at the same time recognise the welcome aspects of the system that has evolved over the last 20 years and not lose sight of them. One...
  • House of Lords: Membership - Private Notice Question 21 May 2018

    My Lords, over the weekend the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, tweeted that the Lord Speaker had welcomed the composition of the new list. He clearly did not read what the Lord Speaker actually said; the only thing he welcomed was the Prime Minister’s ongoing commitment to restraint in appointing new Peers, which provides such a contrast with her recent predecessors. As the Minister has pointed...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Lord Speaker's committee on the size of the House (since 20 Dec 2016)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (28 Jan 2016 to 29 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (28 Jun 2001 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Financial Services and Markets (Joint Committee) (2 Mar 1999 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (7 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)


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  • Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Burns’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 4.35% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 41 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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