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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: Barristers: Public Appointments 26 May 2020

    The Government has no current plans to review the QC appointments competition and make this a Government function. The fees for both QC applications and QC appointments are set by Queens’ Counsel Appointments Ltd, and are therefore a matter for QCA.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: *No heading* 21 May 2020

    COVID-19 testing is ongoing in prisons and is being conducted by internal or external healthcare practitioners on some symptomatic prisoners on site. The testing capacity is dependent on local commissioning services, therefore the numbers of those tested varies by establishment. However, prisoners that require hospital care are being transferred to hospital and may also be tested there. We...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Visitors 21 May 2020

    As of 24 March, social visits in prisons in England and Wales are temporarily suspended to enable us to ensure the safe and secure functioning of our prisons, while enforcing social distancing. These measures are part of the nationwide efforts to fight coronavirus and we will review the restrictions in line with updates to public health advice. In recognition of the importance of continued...

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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") 642 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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