Lord Bethell

Conservative Peer

Recent appearances

  • Offensive Weapons Bill - Second Reading 7 Jan 2019

    My Lords, I welcome the Bill and will talk about the provisions relating to corrosive substances and acid attacks. I declare an interest as a trustee of the Scar Free Foundation, a medical research charity that seeks to find a cure for scarring. Through this work, I have had first-hand experience of talking to victims of acid attacks, the effects of which are utterly devastating and very...
  • Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 31 Oct 2018

    My Lords, I too thank my noble friend Lord Faulks for moving this amendment. I also thank my noble friend Lord Hodgson for supporting it, and I am glad to support it myself. Many Peers spoke at Second Reading about the extraordinary changes to warfare, terrorism and espionage, and the growing risk of home-grown participants and recruiters. There is clearly a need for a modern response to...
  • Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Second Reading (Continued) 9 Oct 2018

    My Lords, I would like to start by saying what a memorable pair of maiden speeches they were. I am a newcomer, so I can say—quite literally—they were the best I have ever heard, a real showcase of two great parliamentary careers, and I welcome them both. I would also like to thank the Minister, who did an excellent job of capturing the essence of the dilemma facing us. How do we protect...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 July 2018


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  • Has spoken in 4 debates since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Bethell’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 83.33% 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") 4 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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