Peers: Attendance

House of Lords written question – answered on 22nd July 2014.

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To ask the Chairman of Committees how many, and which, Members of the House of Lords have not attended a sitting of the House since the last General Election.

Photo of Lord Sewel Lord Sewel Chair, Administration and Works Committee (Lords), Chair, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords), Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords), Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords), Chair, Procedure Committee (Lords), Chair, Refreshment Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords), Chair, Accommodation Steering Group Committee, Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence, Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Fifty-four peers who were Members of the House of Lords at the time of the last General Election have not attended a sitting of the House since then. This figure includes six Members who hold disqualifying judicial offices, three Members who resigned under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 (one of whom has since died), two Members who have retired under the informal retirement scheme, twenty-two Members who have taken leave of absence, twenty Members who have died and one who has not yet taken the oath (having been disqualified until the end of June 2014). A list of their names has been placed in the Library of the House.

Peers who were Members of the House of Lords at the time of the 2010 General Election but have not attended a sitting of the House since then
The Rt Hon. the Baroness Amos
The Rt Hon. the Baroness Ashton of Upholland
The Lord Attenborough CBE
The Lord Bagri CBE
The Lord Barber of Tewkesbury
The Rt Hon. the Lord Bingham of Cornhill KG TD
The Lord Black of Crossharbour
The Lord Briggs
The Baroness Carnegy of Lour DL
The Rt Hon. the Lord Carr of Hadley
The Rt Hon. the Lord Chalfont OBE MC
The Lord Chitnis
The Baroness Clark of Calton QC
The Rt Hon. the Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony
The Lord Croham GCB
The Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn
The Lord Elliott of Morpeth DL
The Lord Flowers FRS
The Lord Foster of Thames Bank OM
The Rt Hon. the Lord Glenamara CH
The Rt Hon. the Lord Goff of Chieveley FBA
The Rt Hon. the Lord Griffiths MC
The Rt Rev. and The Rt Hon. the Lord Habgood
The Rt Hon. the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE
The Lord Hutchinson of Lullington QC
The Rt Hon. the Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore
The Lord Kilpatrick of Kincraig CBE
The Lord Knights CBE QPM DL
The Lord Laing of Dunphail
The Baroness Ludford
The Lord Mackie of Benshie CBE DSO DFC
The Rt Hon. the Lord Mance
The Rt Hon. the Lord Marsh
The Rt Hon. the Lord Mason of Barnsley DL
The Lord McAlpine of West Green
The Lord McCarthy
The Baroness McFarlane of Llandaff
The Rt Hon. the Lord Molyneaux of Killead KBE
The Rt Hon. the Lord Mustill
The Rt Hon. the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
The Baroness Nicol
The Lord Northfield
The Rt Hon. the Lord Prior
The Lord Quinton FBA
The Lord Randall of St Budeaux
The Rt Hon. the Lord Rodger of Earlsferry FBA
The Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG
The Most Hon. the Marquess of Salisbury DL
The Lord Sandberg CBE
The Lord Simon of Highbury CBE
The Earl of Snowdon GCVO
The Rt Hon. the Lord Templeman MBE
The Rt Hon. the Lord Walker of Worcester MBE
The Rt Hon. the Lord Windlesham CVO

Does this answer the above question?

Yes38 people think so

No7 people think not

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