Lord O'Shaughnessy

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care


Recent appearances

  • NHS: Winter Funding - Question 11 Jan 2018

    My Lords, in the Autumn Budget, we allocated £337 million to be available immediately for trusts to use this winter. This package funded more hospital beds, community services, mental health services and urgent GP appointments to manage the expected surge in demand. After Easter, the NHS, as last year, will undertake a full review of this winter and identify any lessons for the future....
  • NHS: Winter Funding - Question 11 Jan 2018

    I would hope that the noble Baroness would welcome the money that was set aside in the Budget. It is important to point out that in addition to that £337 million, half of which has gone to support plans that were already in place and being actioned before the Budget, there was a further £100 million to support A&E streaming, which is also a way of taking pressure off emergency...
  • NHS: Winter Funding - Question 11 Jan 2018

    I shall certainly take that interesting idea to the new Minister for social care. The noble Baroness will be pleased to note that the number of delayed transfers of care actually fell in the run-up to winter as a result of the extra money that went into social care. However, she has put forward an excellent idea and I shall certainly take it to my new colleague.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2015

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care (since 8 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 80 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 94.09% 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") 169 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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