Lord Bird


Recent appearances

  • Literacy in the Workforce - Question 25 Apr 2017

    My Lords, if the Government are really determined to tackle the question of literacy, can we see a more vigorous defence of our libraries as well as a more vigorous intervention in our prisons where many of our young men and women are left with deep literacy problems?
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 11 Apr 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Iran about the provision of appropriate medical treatment for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and about ensuring her general welfare.
  • Healthcare: Spending - Question 4 Apr 2017

    Does the noble Lord agree with Brian Ferguson, the chief economist of Public Health England, when he says that prevention is much more cost effective than other forms of intervention and that we have to push up the amount of spending on that, which is in the region of 4% to 5%? Is the Minister prepared to talk to MPs and Lords who want to push up the amount spent by this Government on...

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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 19 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Bird’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 28 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 1.92% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 11 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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