Lord O'Shaughnessy

Conservative Peer

Recent appearances

  • Safety of Chemicals, Medicines and Vaccines - Question 18 Jun 2019

    My Lords, the public can be reassured that the vast majority of medicines, vaccines and medical devices are safe, yet it is a tragic fact that on occasion they cause harm—for example, in the cases we discussed in this House of sodium valproate, transvaginal mesh and others. It was for that reason that the Government set up an independent review on safety chaired by my noble friend Lady...
  • Post-18 Review of Education and Funding - Statement 4 Jun 2019

    My Lords, despite declaring an interest as a visiting professor at one university and as a former visiting fellow at another, I am delighted that the debate in this House has focused so much on further education. I agree that in some ways these are the most radical parts of the report. For me, the most shocking statement in the report is in the principles, which shows that even while access...
  • Learning Disabilities Mortality Review - Statement 15 May 2019

    My Lords, I thank my noble friend for her answers and the commitment and empathy she has shown, but let us be clear: what we are describing is appalling. The fact that people with learning disabilities—Down’s syndrome, autism and the like—have shorter life expectancies is completely unacceptable. I know that the Government and the Minister personally are committed to doing something...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2015

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care (8 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (21 Dec 2016 to 8 Jan 2018)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (21 Dec 2016 to 20 Jun 2017)


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  • Has spoken in 91 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord O'Shaughnessy’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 86.17% 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") 459 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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