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Lord Keen of Elie

Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Cemeteries 7 Apr 2020

    As indicated in my response to the Noble Lord’s previous questions on the issue of mounding (HL1843, 1844 and 1845), the Government anticipates that those operating private burial grounds will adhere to the standards and principles underpinning the framework of regulation and guidance which applies to local authority burial grounds. However, I will ensure that the issues raised by the...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Tribunals: Personal Independence Payment 6 Apr 2020

    HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has been working with the Tribunal’s judiciary both to appoint additional judges and panel members and to list more Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals into each tribunal session. Case-management “triage” sessions have also been introduced, with the aim of reducing the time taken for appeals to reach final determination. In addition, HMCTS...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Coronavirus 2 Apr 2020

    COVID-19 presents a unique set of challenges that we must address in order to maintain the provision of services in custody. HMPPS are working very closely with Public Health England (PHE) to ensure our approach is based on the best scientific advice available. The safety and wellbeing of staff, prisoners and visitors is paramount and at the heart of our approach. We have existing,...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 9 June 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (since 20 Jun 2019)
  • Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice) (since 18 Jul 2016)
  • The Advocate-General for Scotland (since 11 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (1 Apr 2016 to 18 Jul 2016)


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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Keen of Elie’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 74.41% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • 18 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Keen of Elie’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 628 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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