Viscount Simon

Deputy Speaker (Lords)


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Recent appearances

  • Neglected Tropical Diseases - Question for Short Debate 3 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, on getting this debate before us after a number of tries. I have a particular interest in this debate as, in East Africa in 1958, I contracted a nasty form of malaria, which left me for about 10 days totally unaware of what was happening and with the officer cadet on duty having to observe my state of health every 15 minutes. Neglected...
  • Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) 23 Feb 2017

    In calling Amendment 11, I must advise your Lordships that if it is agreed to, I cannot call Amendments 12, 16 to 18, 21 or 33 due to pre-emption. Clause 13: Restrictions on power to impose planning conditions
  • Privileges and Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree 9 Feb 2017

    I have just one further question, purely for clarification, following my noble friend’s question. If a room is booked for one hour and the meeting takes five minutes, does the Member have to stay there for 55 remaining minutes?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1993

Currently held offices

  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 29 Nov 2010)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 2 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (since 6 Dec 2004)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Personal Bills Committee (6 Dec 2004 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (1 Dec 2000 to 7 Nov 2002)


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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Viscount Simon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 89.58% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 115 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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