Lord Balfe

Conservative Peer

Recent appearances

  • UK-EU Relationship (European Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 20 Sep 2023

    My Lords, I congratulate the noble Earl and his committee on not only producing this report but, for once, getting it into the Chamber for debate before it has gathered too much dust. He has done remarkably well there. The House knows my attitude to things European. I welcome what have been called “changing attitudes”, but I am a member of the Lord Speaker’s panel for schools and there...
  • Armed Forces - Motion to Take Note 7 Sep 2023

    My Lords, I too begin by thanking the noble Lord, Lord Soames, for initiating this debate. It is a pleasure to have him among us, and we are very lucky that he has come from the other place to join us. I am sure that his contribution will be widely appreciated over the years to come. Two themes have come through very clearly: that we are not spending enough and that the Army and the military...
  • Folic Acid Fortification - Question 25 Jul 2023

    My Lords, when I became president of the British Dietetic Association—the dieticians’ trade union—this was one of its priorities. When I stood down five years later it was still a priority. My noble friend Lord Rooker has pursued this relentlessly, but what we are overlooking, I am afraid, is that every year more and more babies are born with this defect. Some 80 countries have managed...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 31 October 2013

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 12 Jun 2018)
  • 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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