Lord Balfe


Recent appearances

  • Space Industry Bill [HL] - Second Reading 12 Jul 2017

    My Lords, I begin by drawing attention to my entries in the register of interests—in particular, my honorary position with the British Airline Pilots Association. What I have to say may be seen as being tangential, but not irrelevant, to the Bill, but I pray in aid the fact that I have notified the Minister and he did not hit the ceiling when I told him what I would be dealing...
  • Turkey: Death Penalty - Question 12 Jul 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with (1) the government of Turkey, and (2) other members of the Council of Europe, regarding the proposed reintroduction of the death penalty in Turkey.
  • Turkey: Death Penalty - Question 12 Jul 2017

    I thank the Minister for her Answer. Many of us have reacted with dismay to the increasing authoritarianism displayed by the Turkish Government. We have to draw a red line at some point. Could I ask that the Government, through their like-minded colleagues in the Council of Europe, make clear to the Government of Turkey that the reintroduction of the death penalty would be that red line and...

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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 21 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Balfe’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 17 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 62.54% 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") 60 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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