Lord Skidelsky

Crossbench Peer

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  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency

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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (3rd Day) 14 Jan 2019

    My Lords, I do not want to add to the volume of speculation about what will happen tomorrow or a day or two after. The noble Lord, Lord Howell of Guildford, expressed clearly my position on what should happen: the withdrawal agreement, or an amended successor to it, should be made subject to a vote of confidence, and if the Government lose it there should be a general election. That is the...
  • Economy: Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note 13 Nov 2018

    I intervene simply because the noble Baroness mentioned me. I am not against fiscal responsibility. Why on earth does she think that I am? I think that fiscal responsibility includes preventing crises, such as the one in 2008, and taking the right measures when a crisis has happened to restore the economy. I am not against fiscal responsibility. In fact, who is?
  • Economy: Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note 13 Nov 2018

    My Lords, I welcome the general thrust of the Budget. As the OBR says, it represents the “largest fiscal loosening” since 2010. Noble Lords have suggested that the Chancellor is spending his windfall, but I mistrust the language of “windfalls”. Windfalls are only forecasts of revenue based on forecasts of growth; they are not there under the bed, so to speak, and should be given the...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1991

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 15 May 2018)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (9 Oct 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (22 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (12 Nov 1991 to 3 Nov 1994)

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  • Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Skidelsky’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 8.13% 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") 87 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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