Lord Curry of Kirkharle


Recent appearances

  • Northern England: Opportunity and Productivity - Motion to Take Note 12 Jan 2017

    My Lords, I declare an interest. I am a partner in a farming business in Northumberland and historically have had involvement in a number of businesses in the north-east. I was also, five years ago, a member of the Adonis review on the economy of the north-east. I, too, appreciate the comprehensive introduction to this debate by the noble Baroness, Lady Massey, and I welcome this report....
  • Single Farm Payment Scheme - Question 20 Jul 2016

    My Lords, the recent National Audit Office report was quite damning about the administration of the scheme. Not only are we suffering disallowance because many farmers are not receiving their payments, as the Minister has acknowledged, but some have had to submit a second year’s application form before the first year has been confirmed. They are deeply concerned that they may suffer...
  • Apprenticeships: Rural Economy - Question 14 Jul 2016

    My Lords, in order for the Government to achieve a tripling of apprenticeships, it will be necessary to engage with the SME sector, which dominates the rural space. Many SME businesses find the documentation and bureaucracy difficult; can the Government do anything to help in that respect? Also, can the apprenticeship levy be targeted to try to assist SME businesses where possible?

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 October 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 31 Aug 2016)


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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Curry of Kirkharle’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 14.79% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 27 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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