Lord Balfe

Conservative Peer


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)

Recent appearances

  • Allowances - Motion 27 Mar 2024

    I welcome this proposal, and the points I wish to make are made in a friendly manner, not a critical one. I am concerned about the interpretation of the words “similar accommodation”. I wonder whether the noble Lord the Leader of the House would consider whether a requirement that the accommodation is registered for VAT should be part of the scheme. I understand that this is fairly common...
  • Prison Officer Pension Age - Question 18 Mar 2024

    My Lords, undoubtedly, people want prisons, but they should not forget about the people who have to run them. It is a very dangerous profession. There was a settlement in 2016 which, unfortunately, because it was wrapped up in other settlements, was rejected by the prison officers. Last year, it was indicated that the Secretary of State would hold talks about talks with the Prison Officers’...
  • Foreign Affairs - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 5 Mar 2024

    My Lords, I begin by saying this is the first debate in which I have taken part to which my good friend the Foreign Secretary has been replying. He is a man of great wisdom—he put me into the House of Lords. There can be nothing greater in the wisdom field than that. Although this is in title a debate on foreign affairs, I want to speak mainly about Russia. Before doing so, since Gaza has...

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