Lord Balfe


Recent appearances

  • Brexit and the Labour Market (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 8 Feb 2018

    My Lords, I draw attention to my entries in the register. I thank my noble friend Lord Forsyth for introducing the report. This reminds me of 50 years ago when we debated import controls—a subject that was well past its sell-by date when it was being debated, quite ferociously by, among others, a person who holds a senior position in the Labour Party today. When I read a lot of this...
  • Brexit and the Labour Market (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 8 Feb 2018

    I am pleased that the noble Lord said that, because in his speech he talked about the European Union. Ireland is going to remain in the European Union, so maybe the noble Lord is indicating that there is going to be a back door, and that those who speak Ireland’s second language—namely, Polish—will be able to come into the United Kingdom in a very easy way by walking across...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) 30 Jan 2018

    My Lords, I begin by drawing attention to my entries in the register as the serving chairman of the European Parliament pension fund and vice-president of its former members association, both of them 28-country organisations. I am not a UK president of something but a European one, and that probably gives noble Lords some idea of where I am coming from on this. I have been involved in...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 31 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Relations Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)


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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Balfe’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 63.77% 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") 73 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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