Lord O'Shaughnessy


Recent appearances

  • Mental Health: Children’s Services - Question 19 Jan 2017

    My Lords, the Government are working with partners in the NHS and elsewhere to deliver an ambitious programme that improves access to high-quality mental health care for children and young people. This is backed by significant additional investment. NHS England’s new five-year forward view for mental health dashboard shows each CCG’s spend and activity on children’s mental...
  • Mental Health: Children’s Services - Question 19 Jan 2017

    I thank the noble Lord for raising this important issue. I have looked at the YoungMinds research, and who could not agree that the money needs to get through to the front line? Its suggestion of maximising transparency is something with which we wholeheartedly agree. We do not think that ring-fencing is the right approach. It is right that we have a health service in which clinical...
  • Mental Health: Children’s Services - Question 19 Jan 2017

    I could not agree more with the noble Lord. It is significant that the Prime Minister made the announcement on mental health and committed herself to a big improvement in both the amount of funding and the services offered. Part of that is making sure that schools and health work together, with every secondary school in the country being offered mental health and first-aid training, but...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2015

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (since 21 Dec 2016)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (since 21 Dec 2016)


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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — 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 92.97% 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") 27 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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