Lord Keen of Elie

Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

Conservative Peer

Recent appearances

  • Civil Legal Aid (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve 15 Jan 2019

    My Lords, I am obliged for the contributions. The noble Lord, Lord Thomas, makes a good point about the advantages for all in securing mutual judicial recognition and enforcement. That is why, at an early stage, we sought to take forward those discussions with the profession on what was required. He is right to observe that the matter is not contained in the withdrawal agreement or the...
  • Civil Legal Aid (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve 15 Jan 2019

    I was coming to that and would point out that the exceptional case provision is there for all cases that fall under LASPO. That will apply equally to those resident in the EU, as it would apply to those resident in the United Kingdom. Again, I point out that there is no disqualification or discrimination in respect of that matter; it is a case of ensuring that there is a level playing field...
  • Civil Legal Aid (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve 15 Jan 2019

    My Lords, as I indicated a moment ago, the Government published a technical notice on a number of areas which anticipated the possibility of our leaving the EU without any form of withdrawal agreement. On 13 September 2018, we published a technical notice which set out arrangements for civil legal aid cases, including arrangements in relation to the EU Legal Aid Directive 2003, which I will...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 9 June 2015

Currently held offices

  • 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 78 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 82.09% 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") 484 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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