Lord Dobbs


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Recent appearances

  • Television Broadcasts: Audibility - Question 4 Apr 2017

    My Lords, perhaps I may take this opportunity to agree with my noble friend Lord Fellowes that when dialogue is written it is always clear. A great part of the problem may be that modern televisions are all screen and the speakers face backwards. It is bound to be a technological problem when the speakers face away from you, apart from the fact that of course we are all getting a little older...
  • Class 4 National Insurance Contributions - Statement 15 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I congratulate the Chancellor on his brave and sensitive decision to change his mind. I see our Labour colleagues smiling, but the Chancellor changed his mind after seven days. They have not changed their minds after 18 months of having the wrong leader. At least our Chancellor got the message—
  • Class 4 National Insurance Contributions - Statement 15 Mar 2017

    I bow to the noble Lord’s greater intimacy with those decisions. I pick up on the many points made about the value of manifesto commitments. It seems to me inevitable that other manifesto commitments will have to be considered: the triple lock is just one clear example. Can we learn from this lesson and make sure that the debate is had before those decisions are made, rather than...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 December 2010

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 10 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)


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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Dobbs’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 76.10% 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 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") 91 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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