Lord Polak


Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) 22 Jun 2017

    My Lords, I refer the House to my registered non-financial interest as president of the Conservative Friends of Israel and add my welcome to my noble friend Lord Ahmad to his role. I wish him well. Something I did not prepare may surprise Members of the House: I have to say that I agreed with every word of the excellent speech of the noble Baroness, Lady Tonge. Two nights ago, the Prime...
  • Terrorist Attacks - Statement 22 Jun 2017

    My Lords, at the Al Quds march in London on Sunday, Hezbollah flags were displayed in direct contravention of Section 13 of the Terrorism Act 2000. Separating Hezbollah into military and political wings is an untenable and artificial exercise. In fact, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council designate Hezbollah in its entirety. In the wake...
  • Bereavement Benefits - Question 6 Apr 2017

    My Lords, the DWP impact assessment taken from the consultation on the website suggests that bereavement benefits make up a tiny part of the welfare budget, accounting for 0.32% in 2016-17 and anticipated to fall to 0.27% by 2019-20. I totally support the Government in the need to reduce the welfare bill, but it should not be done here. If children are bereaved, there is no fraud; you cannot...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 October 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (since 26 May 2016)


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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Polak’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 67.05% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 12 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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