Lord Balfe

Conservative Peer

Recent appearances

  • Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 1 Mar 2024

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Woodley, in this debate. I trust that what I say is fully within the guidelines laid down by my noble friend Lord Cameron when, as the then Prime Minister, he appointed me here and said, “See what you can do to help the trade unions—just make sure it does not cost us any money”. I think the Bill helps the trade unions and I am...
  • Workers (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 8 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I too begin by thanking my noble friend Lord Bridges for the report. It is an incisive report and is good at defining problems, but we are still left looking for the solutions. I also welcome back my friend the noble Lord, Lord Skidelsky. I applaud his contribution and am very pleased that he is now back with us in this House. As I said, this report is a good definition of the...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment: Iron and Steel 5 Feb 2024

    To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the closure of the Port Talbot steelworks on the UK’s ability to defend itself and to support the defence of its allies.

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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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