Lord Bird


Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Innovation 17 Jan 2018

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Professor Mariana Mazzucato's recent evaluation of innovation-led growth and strategic public investment.
  • Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 8 Jan 2018

    My Lords, I am very happy to be talking about industrial strategy, which is kind of strange. I am known as Mr Homeless or the Poverty Man—the “Buddy, can you spare me a dime?” sort of chap—so your Lordships would not think I would be interested in industrial strategy. However, I am interested in it because I am interested in productivity and in all the things that make...
  • Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 8 Jan 2018

    There is nobody from the Church on the speakers list. I make that point because the Church, or religion, is kind of the backbone where generosity comes from. Most of us learn about generosity through school, religion or the message of Christ et cetera. But if there was no industrial strategy, if there were no people going to work and earning money, then we would have no opportunity at all to...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 December 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Lord Speaker's Advisory Panel on Works of Art (since 6 Mar 2017)


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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Bird’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 49 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 1.75% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 24 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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