Lord Shinkwin


Recent appearances

  • Universal Credit - Motion to Take Note 16 Nov 2017

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hollis of Heigham, for this important opportunity to focus on the sustainability of the welfare system. As a Conservative committed to social justice, I am proud that a Conservative Government have had the courage, vision and political will to introduce universal credit. This is a monumental step change which is putting our welfare system on to a...
  • A Manifesto to Strengthen Families - Motion to Take Note 2 Nov 2017

    My Lords, I, as one of the signatories to this manifesto, thank my noble friend Lord Farmer very much for his work in this area and for securing this debate. I also welcome my noble friend the Minister to his important new position. My support for this manifesto is not based on value judgments or a desire to turn back the clock, but neither do I think we should disown the past as if it had...
  • Farmer Review - Question for Short Debate 11 Oct 2017

    My Lords, I, too, welcome my noble friend’s review. For me its strength lies not just in its compassion, thoroughness and involvement of so many stakeholders. It lies also in its hard-headed logic; it is grounded in reality and in what we know works. Put simply, as we have already heard, in helping to reduce reoffending, family relationships work. It surely follows that, if we want to...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 17 November 2015

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (25 May 2016 to 25 Mar 2017)


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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Shinkwin’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 38 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 94.19% 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") 22 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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