Lord Farmer


Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day) 5 Mar 2018

    I thank the noble Lord for another intervention. They are a matter of negotiation and finding the best practice, as they are even with the EU. As I said, up until now they have operated well with other Governments around the world. They work well in the USA, Canada, Australia and countless other countries. The narrow definition of family law in Amendment 336 ignores certain EU laws on the...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day) 5 Mar 2018

    I thank the noble Baroness for her intervention. Perhaps I can speak to her afterwards concerning countries outside the EU. It is worth mentioning that Professor Beaumont who I mentioned earlier—a leading expert on both the EU and The Hague—said in his opinion that The Hague alternatives are perfectly adequate and satisfactory on our leaving the EU. Apparently, the House of Lords...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day) 5 Mar 2018

    My Lords, I apologise that this is the first time I have spoken during the passage of the Bill: I was unavoidably out of the country when it received its Second Reading. My contribution, if I had been able to make one then, would have touched on the vital area of the implications of Brexit for family law. I understand that, as the noble Baroness, Lady Sherlock, has said, these are probing...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 October 2014

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Social Mobility Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 16 Mar 2016)


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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Farmer’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 31 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 74.17% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 44 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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