Lord Blackwell Portrait

Lord Blackwell

Conservative - Life peer

Became Member: 2nd October 1997


Lord Blackwell is not a member of any APPGs
Industry and Regulators Committee
14th Apr 2021 - 31st Jan 2023
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
16th May 2013 - 14th May 2014
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
11th Dec 2008 - 15th May 2013
Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee)
9th Dec 2002 - 6th May 2010
European Union Committee
29th Nov 2004 - 26th Nov 2008


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Blackwell has voted in 246 divisions, and 3 times against the majority of their Party.

5 Oct 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Blackwell voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 203 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 312 Noes - 223
8 Mar 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Blackwell voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 119 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 207 Noes - 123
25 Apr 2022 - Elections Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Blackwell voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Conservative Aye votes vs 192 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 265 Noes - 199
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lord Davies of Brixton (Labour)
(2 debate interactions)
Lord Kamall (Conservative)
(2 debate interactions)
Baroness Kramer (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Treasury and Economy)
(2 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Leader of the House
(11 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(5 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(3 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(2 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Financial Services Bill 2019-21
(6,199 words contributed)
Financial Services and Markets Act 2023
(1,788 words contributed)
Schools Bill [HL] 2022-23
(1,220 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Blackwell, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.


Lord Blackwell has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Blackwell has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 2 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
28th Mar 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of probate applications to His Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) exceed their target time of 16 weeks for processing.

Despite record level of receipts in 2022 the average length of time taken for a grant of probate following receipt of the documents required has been maintained at 6 weeks.

8.8% of Probate applications exceeded 16 weeks processing time following receipt of the documents required. Cases can be delayed where more information is needed from the applicant, an application to stop a case from an interested party is in place or where cases are complex.

HMCTS has increased resources to meet the higher demand following an increased number of estates requiring probate and is further increasing resourcing to further bring down overall timeliness on digital and paper applications.

Average waiting times for probate grants, up to December 2022, are routinely published on gov.uk via Family Court Statistics Quarterly.

28th Mar 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what is theĀ average time taken for His Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to process probate applications.

Despite record level of receipts in 2022 the average length of time taken for a grant of probate following receipt of the documents required has been maintained at 6 weeks.

8.8% of Probate applications exceeded 16 weeks processing time following receipt of the documents required. Cases can be delayed where more information is needed from the applicant, an application to stop a case from an interested party is in place or where cases are complex.

HMCTS has increased resources to meet the higher demand following an increased number of estates requiring probate and is further increasing resourcing to further bring down overall timeliness on digital and paper applications.

Average waiting times for probate grants, up to December 2022, are routinely published on gov.uk via Family Court Statistics Quarterly.