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Lord Monks

Labour Peer

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A selection of Lord Monks's votes

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Recent appearances

  • High Speed 2 (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 23 Jan 2020

    My Lords, as a former member of the Economic Affairs Committee, I continue to appreciate its work. It has been a forensic and challenging commentator on HS2 in recent years. This report, like its predecessor, shines a pretty sharp light on the many questions that continue to dog the HS2 project. To emphasise the point that the chairman, the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, made, it does not call for...
  • High Speed 2 (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 23 Jan 2020

    That is where we disagree. We are all against nonsenses, by the way—on that we agree—but a railway open to all, going from the north of England to the south, seems to me anything but nonsense. It is a great national asset and I would have thought that the noble Lord would recognise that. When we look at costs, I know that France is a larger and less populous country than us, with less...
  • Brexit - Motion to Take Note 2 Oct 2019

    My Lords, the Prime Minister said this morning in his Manchester speech that no deal, “is an outcome for which we are ready”. The noble Lord, Lord Callanan, repeated that in his introduction to this debate, and the noble Lord, Lord Lilley, has been trying to give some substance to that optimistic remark. I will focus my remarks on whether we are ready and the areas in which a no-deal...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 October 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 4 Dec 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Dec 2015 to 4 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 12 May 2016)


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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Monks’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 57.86% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 104 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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