Lord Balfe


Recent appearances

  • House Committee - Motion to Agree 21 Jul 2016

    My Lords, I wish to make two brief points which I have made before but which I do not think find much favour in the House. I notice that sub-paragraph (2) of the implementation report states that the House of Lords Commission is responsible for supervising, “the arrangements relating to financial support for members”. However, if you look further into these recommendations, you do...
  • Turkey: Judicial Services - Question 21 Jul 2016

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any representations to the Government of Turkey regarding the recent detention and dismissal of personnel working for the judicial services.
  • Turkey: Judicial Services - Question 21 Jul 2016

    I thank the noble Baroness for her reply. The position of an opposition when you have a military coup is particularly difficult. The CHP, which is the successor party to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, has drawn attention to the fact that the judges are, “one of the last remaining independent organs of the state”. The mass dismissal of judges and of other public servants is extremely...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 31 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

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


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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Balfe’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 65.69% 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") 46 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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