Lord Burns


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Recent appearances

  • Electricity Market (EAC Report) - Motion to Take Note 17 Jul 2017

    My Lords, I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Hollick, for his outstanding period of service as chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee. He had a happy knack of being able to take on timely subjects for investigation and completing reports that are relevant and make an important contribution to policy debates. That is a great ability. This report certainly falls into the category of...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (1st Day) 6 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I attached my name to this amendment as I was both puzzled and surprised by the Minister’s response to the earlier amendment moved in Committee by the noble Lord, Lord Lipsey. I take it that we can agree that the proposed Office for Students is a regulatory body. In replying in Committee, the Minister said that, “we need a higher education regulator that is focused on...
  • Trade Union Bill - Commons Amendments 3 May 2016

    Mr Nick Boles explained to the other place one day last week that he and I met last Monday evening and had a discussion. He put a proposal to me that I thought was rather unsatisfactory and fell somewhat short not only of the majority recommendation of the Select Committee but of the minority view. I explained that from my perspective it did not go far enough and that there would have to be...

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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 4.43% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below 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") 35 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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