Viscount Simon

Deputy Chairman of Committees


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Recent appearances

  • Battle of Passchendaele - Motion to Take Note 19 Oct 2017

    My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Black, whose debate this is, and other noble Lords mentioned Siegfried Sassoon. I went to school with his son in the 1940s. Siegfried Sassoon used to come around quite regularly but we knew nothing about Passchendaele at that time, which I find quite extraordinary knowing about it now. The third Battle of Ypres, which the troops called “Wipers”, was...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) 27 Jun 2017

    My Lords, over the past few years a number of financial cuts have been required of various bodies, such as education, the NHS and policing. It seems as though no one in government takes responsibility for the reduced levels of roads policing. The Department for Transport says the decline is not a problem but that if it is, it is a Home Office matter. The Home Office says that it is down to...
  • 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...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1993

Currently held offices

  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 2 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (since 6 Dec 2004)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 16 Mar 1998)

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 8 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 89.48% 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") 116 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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