Peers: Attendance

The Lord Chairman of Committees written question – answered on 25th November 2015.

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Photo of Lord Marlesford Lord Marlesford Conservative

To ask the Chairman of Committees which peers who were Members of the House of Lords throughout the 2014–15 parliamentary session attended on fewer than 25 per cent of sitting days, indicating in respect of each peer the number of days attended.

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

The House sat for 126 days in the 2014/15 Session and therefore members needed to attend at least 32 times to reach an attendance rate of 25%. For the purposes of this answer: an attendance is counted as an attendance in the Chamber, in Grand Committee, in a Select Committee or a vote in the division lobbies.

The following members attended on fewer than 32 days. The figures do not include members who joined part way through the Session, members who died or retired part way through the session, or members who were disqualified or on leave of absence throughout the Session. Some of the Members listed were unwell and have since died, and some took leave of absence in the next Session. In discharging their parliamentary duties members of the House of Lords can draw substantially on experience and expertise gained outside Parliament. Therefore members may devote considerable time to maintaining and increasing that knowledge.

Members who took leave of absence for part of the Session and attended fewer than 25% of total days that they were eligible to attend:

Days attended

Total sitting days that member was eligible to attend.

Dixon, L.

0

32

Mogg, L.

0

35

Janner of Braunstone, L.

0

36

Hutton, L.

1

109

Brooks of Tremorfa, L.

2

27

Evans of Parkside, L.

2

35

Thomas of Walliswood, B.

3

41

Other members who attended fewer than 32 times:

Days attended

Grabiner, L.

0

Healey, L.

0

Inge, L.

0

Mayhew of Twysden, L.

0

Neill of Bladen, L.

0

Saville of Newdigate, L.

0

Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.

0

Archer of Weston-Super-Mare, L.

1

Baldwin of Bewdley, E.

1

Browne of Madingley, L.

1

Goldie, B.

1

King of Lothbury, L.

1

Peel, E.

1

Weidenfeld, L.

1

Williamson of Horton, L.

1

Bell, L.

2

Cameron of Lochbroom, L.

2

Campbell of Loughborough, B.

2

Ezra, L.

2

Falkender, B.

2

Malloch-Brown, L.

2

Turner of Ecchinswell, L.

2

Wolfson of Aspley Guise, L.

2

Alliance, L.

3

Burns, L.

3

Carter of Barnes, L.

3

Heseltine, L.

3

Lloyd-Webber, L.

3

Sacks, L.

3

Tombs, L.

3

Sharman, L.

4

Parkinson, L.

4

Bamford, L.

5

Coe, L.

5

Feldman, L.

5

London, Bp.

5

Smith of Kelvin, L.

5

Waldegrave of North Hill, L.

5

Wilson of Dinton, L.

5

York, Abp.

5

Collins of Mapesbury, L.

6

Freyberg, L.

6

Fritchie, B.

6

Guthrie of Craigiebank, L.

6

Williams of Oystermouth, L.

6

Wolfson of Sunningdale, L.

6

Haughey, L.

7

Rogers of Riverside, L.

7

Stevenson of Coddenham, L.

7

Winchester, Bp.

7

Young of Graffham, L.

7

Darzi of Denham, L.

8

Kestenbaum, L.

8

Nickson, L.

8

Rotherwick, L.

8

Chelmsford, Bp.

9

Hall of Birkenhead, L.

9

Myners, L.

9

Renwick of Clifton, L.

9

Richards of Herstmonceux, L.

9

Bristol, Bp.

10

Rix, L.

10

Browne-Wilkinson, L.

11

O'Donnell, L.

11

Vallance of Tummel, L.

12

Carrington, L.

12

Browne of Ladyton, L.

12

Drayson, L.

12

Glendonbrook, L.

12

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

12

Leach of Fairford, L.

12

Sheffield, Bp.

12

Currie of Marylebone, L.

13

Hattersley, L.

13

Macfarlane of Bearsden, L.

13

Mandelson, L.

13

Ryder of Wensum, L.

13

Sassoon, L.

13

Truro, Bp.

13

Blackwell, L.

14

Canterbury, Abp.

14

McCluskey, L.

14

Tordoff, L.

14

Davies of Abersoch, L.

15

Hogg, B.

15

Leitch, L.

15

Neuberger, B.

15

Tanlaw, L.

15

Willoughby de Broke, L.

15

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

16

Hardie, L.

16

Haskins, L.

16

Montagu of Beaulieu, L.

16

Palumbo of Southwark, L.

16

Saatchi, L.

16

Stair, E.

18

Levene of Portsoken, L.

18

Edmiston, L.

18

Imbert, L.

18

Joffe, L.

18

Worcester, Bp.

18

Birmingham, Bp.

19

Kalms, L.

19

Lichfield, Bp.

19

Owen, L.

19

Patten of Barnes, L.

19

Young of Old Scone, B.

19

Feldman of Elstree, L.

20

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

20

Smith of Leigh, L.

20

Allan of Hallam, L.

21

Chadlington, L.

21

Chandos, V.

21

Durham, Bp.

21

Leicester, Bp.

21

Portsmouth, Bp.

21

Greenfield, B.

22

Macdonald of River Glaven, L.

22

Valentine, B.

23

Home, E.

23

Howard of Lympne, L.

23

Montgomery of Alamein, V.

23

Rochester, Bp.

23

Richardson of Calow, B.

24

Rosslyn, E.

24

Stern of Brentford, L.

24

Alli, L.

25

Magan of Castletown, L.

25

Puttnam, L.

25

Cullen of Whitekirk, L.

26

Levy, L.

26

Mar and Kellie, E.

26

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

26

Palumbo, L.

26

Walker of Gestingthorpe, L.

26

Manningham-Buller, B.

27

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

27

Turnbull, L.

28

Carswell, L.

29

Sugar, L.

29

Goldsmith, L.

30

Coventry, Bp.

30

Walker of Aldringham, L.

30

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

31

Judge, L.

31

Krebs, L.

31

Shaw of Northstead, L.

31

Sheldon, L.

31

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