Lord Callanan

Minister of State (Department for Exiting the European Union)

Conservative Peer

Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Customs Controls at Holyhead - Question 17 Oct 2019

    My Lords, I am pleased to tell the House that the Government have this morning concluded a new withdrawal agreement with the EU. Our intention is to agree an ambitious future partnership, including a best-in-class free trade agreement, which will establish an effective customs agreement for the movement of goods between the UK and the EU once we leave. In a no-deal scenario, the Government...
  • Brexit: Customs Controls at Holyhead - Question 17 Oct 2019

    The noble Lord makes an important point. He can be assured that we are working hard to make sure that there are zero queues at Holyhead. We want the new arrangements to be as seamless as possible so that the transport of perishable goods goes forward without any hindrance.
  • Brexit: Customs Controls at Holyhead - Question 17 Oct 2019

    The noble Baroness is correct that the end of December 2020 will be the end of the implementation period, should the deal be agreed—which I hope it will be. But there is of course the option to extend if that is necessary. But we are confident that the new arrangements can be put in place during that period, provided that there is good will on both sides.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 6 November 2014

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Department for Exiting the European Union) (since 27 Oct 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (14 Jun 2017 to 27 Oct 2017)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (26 May 2016 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (28 Jan 2016 to 29 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)


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  • Has spoken in 57 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Callanan’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 68.80% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 410 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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