Baroness Lea of Lymm

Conservative Peer


Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 31 October 2022

Currently held offices

  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

Recent appearances

  • Autumn Statement 2023 - Motion to Take Note 29 Nov 2023

    My Lords, I was very encouraged by last week’s Autumn Statement and welcomed the policy changes, while recognising the Chancellor’s limited room for manoeuvre. However, before discussing these policy changes, I would like to put the Autumn Statement into some sort of economic context. All too often, two recent, seismic economic events are overlooked or regarded as history, but their...
  • UK Economy: Growth, Inflation and Productivity - Motion to Take Note 29 Jun 2023

    I welcome the opportunity to participate in this very important debate today. It is of course a wide-ranging debate and, rather than trying to cover all the points, I shall just make some observations that I trust are relevant. First, I would like to put our recent growth performance into some sort of context. Between 1997 and 2010, GDP grew by an average annual rate of nearly 2%, although...
  • Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 16 Mar 2023

    I was actually encouraged by the Chancellor’s Budget Statement yesterday. To put it in context, how very different it felt from November’s Autumn Statement, which, above all else, aimed for stability after the market chaos of late September and October. As the OBR commented back in November, the British economy had been badly knocked by the “global energy … supply shocks emanating...

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