Lord Burns


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Recent appearances

  • 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...
  • Brexit and the Labour Market (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 8 Feb 2018

    My Lords, I too am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, for securing and introducing this debate, and to the noble Lord, Lord Hollick, who chaired the committee during much of our deliberation on this sensitive issue. The UK labour market we see today is the result of adapting over many years to membership of the EU; we must not underestimate that. The emergence of the single market, the...
  • House of Lords: Lord Speaker’s Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 19 Dec 2017

    My Lords, I am enormously grateful for the very kind words that have been said about the report, and the number of noble Lords who have taken part in the debate. I have watched some of my close friends and people I have worked with in the past, sitting beside me, squirming with irritation at some of the things that have been said about me—I come from a very competitive background. A lot...

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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 4 debates in the last year — 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 4.50% 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") 39 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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