Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate

Former MP


Recent appearances

  • Prosecutions: Defence Legal Costs - Question 15 Mar 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent acquittal in the Crown Court of a defendant who had discharged a weapon at an intruder, whether they intend to review section 16A of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 which limits or prevents defendants claiming costs on acquittal.
  • Prosecutions: Defence Legal Costs - Question 15 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I refer to my register entry as a solicitor.
  • Prosecutions: Defence Legal Costs - Question 15 Mar 2017

    My noble and learned friend the Minister will be aware I am sure of the recent case of an 83 year-old gentleman of good character who was acquitted of violence against an intruder on his property, but was not permitted under current rules to claim his reasonable defence costs. How can we reconcile the presumption of innocence and an acquittal with the fact that claiming legal costs incurred...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 October 2016

Previously MP for Leeds North East until 8 April 1997 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Leeds North East

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (18 Oct 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • The Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household (7 Jul 1995 to 18 Oct 1995)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (16 Dec 1992 to 7 Jul 1995)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (28 Nov 1990 to 11 Jan 1992)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Jan 1990)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Jan 1990)


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  • Has spoken in 18 debates since joining Parliament — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 70.69% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above 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") 6 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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