Lord Dear

Deputy Chairman of Committees


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Recent appearances

  • Criminal Finances Bill - Second Reading 9 Mar 2017

    My Lords, coming in to bat as late as I am in a debate like this, almost everything I wanted to say has already been said. I shall try to be brief but my brevity does not signify any lack of sincerity or support for the Bill. I welcome it warmly, as I have made known before. In the 1990s I was HM Inspector of Constabulary, carrying at that time a special responsibility to satisfy the Home...
  • Equine Welfare Standards - Question for Short Debate 11 Jan 2017

    My Lords, I, too, am very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Higgins, for securing this debate and to the noble Baroness, Lady Chisholm of Owlpen, for so ably filling his slot. Horses, too, have formed a part of my life—hacking, hunting and riding ceremonially in London. I was proud to be a trustee of World Horse Welfare for a five-year period that concluded in 2015. I have spoken in your...
  • Policing and Crime Bill - Report (2nd Day) 7 Dec 2016

    My Lords, I support the amendment. I remind the House that I tabled much the same amendment in Committee. I suggested then that the Minister might take the amendment back, consider it and bring it back on Report—which, of course, has been done. So I record my thanks to the Minister and the officials at the Home Office for their support. Some misgivings were expressed in Committee that...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 October 2006

Currently held offices

  • Member, Lord Speaker's Advisory Panel on Works of Art (since 25 Jan 2017)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (since 3 Nov 2015)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 Committee (25 Jun 2012 to 13 Feb 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, European Union Committee (24 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (13 Nov 2007 to 16 May 2012)


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  • Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Dear’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 30.27% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 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") 110 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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