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Information between 14th April 2024 - 3rd June 2024

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Division Votes
23 Apr 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 146 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 144 Noes - 154
23 Apr 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 164 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 168 Noes - 177
23 Apr 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 177 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 203 Noes - 192
23 Apr 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 176 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 200 Noes - 192
23 Apr 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 186 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 82 Noes - 211
22 Apr 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 188 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 240 Noes - 211
16 Apr 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 180 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 176 Noes - 197
16 Apr 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 177 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 185 Noes - 192
16 Apr 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 204 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 275 Noes - 218
16 Apr 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 208 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 253 Noes - 236
16 Apr 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 204 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 266 Noes - 227
16 Apr 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 205 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 258 Noes - 233
30 Apr 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 199 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 238 Noes - 217
30 Apr 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 191 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 214 Noes - 208
30 Apr 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 191 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 209 Noes - 209
30 Apr 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 199 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 222 Noes - 222
14 May 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 195 Conservative No votes vs 3 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 228 Noes - 213
14 May 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 197 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 221 Noes - 222
21 May 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 179 Conservative No votes vs 2 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 91 Noes - 192
21 May 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 188 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 203 Noes - 198
21 May 2024 - Victims and Prisoners Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Balfe voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 194 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 211 Noes - 208


Speeches
Lord Balfe speeches from: Defence Spending
Lord Balfe contributed 1 speech (133 words)
Thursday 25th April 2024 - Lords Chamber
Ministry of Defence
Lord Balfe speeches from: Personal Independence Payments
Lord Balfe contributed 1 speech (77 words)
Tuesday 23rd April 2024 - Lords Chamber
Department for Work and Pensions


Written Answers
Airports: Northern Cyprus
Asked by: Lord Balfe (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 29th April 2024

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the international aviation security standards at the new Ercan International Airport in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and if not, whether they plan to do so.

Answered by Lord Davies of Gower - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Under the 1944 Chicago Convention, only the Republic of Cyprus can designate Ercan as an international airport and allow flights to operate. As the Republic of Cyprus has not designated Ercan, the UK has not made a security assessment of the airport and has no plans to do so.

Air Routes: Northern Cyprus and Taiwan
Asked by: Lord Balfe (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 29th April 2024

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility of the Convention on International Civil Aviation with direct flights from London to Taipei, and in this respect why the UK does not permit flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Answered by Lord Davies of Gower - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The UK recognises only one Cypriot state – the Republic of Cyprus – and only one government as the sole legitimate government. Under the Chicago Convention, only the Republic of Cyprus may designate Ercan (in the north of Cyprus) as an international customs airport and grant permission for flights to operate from within its territory. Which it has not done so. This means that no direct air services between the north of Cyprus and the UK can take place.

With regards to direct flights being permitted between London and Taipei, the situation is different in that the Chinese authorities have designated a number of airports in Taiwan as international customs airports which therefore permit airlines to operate between the UK and Taiwan.

Russia: Ukraine
Asked by: Lord Balfe (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 30th April 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they are taking any steps, in collaboration with international partners, to encourage peace talks between Russia and Ukraine.

Answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We support a just and sustainable peace which restores Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, underpinned by the UN Charter. President Zelenskyy has clearly indicated Ukraine's desire for peace in his Peace Formula, which reflects principles supported by 141 countries in the UN General Assembly. The UK has supported Ukraine to convene senior officials from G7 and several G20 countries, to discuss principles for a just peace. We welcome the planned conference in Switzerland to discuss these principles further. By contrast, Russia's continued actions on the battlefield demonstrate that President Putin has no meaningful interest in a just peace. It will be for Ukraine to determine its position in any negotiations, just as it is for Ukraine to decide its democratic future and long-term security arrangements. The quickest path to peace would be for President Putin to withdraw all Russian troops illegally present in Ukraine and end its aggression against its neighbour.

Civil Servants: Redundancy
Asked by: Lord Balfe (Conservative - Life peer)
Friday 10th May 2024

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government, following the Prime Minister's announcement that 70,000 civil service jobs will be cut to finance extra defence spending, whether those civil servants are doing work that is unnecessary; and what are the functions that will no longer be carried out.

Answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe - Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Prime Minister’s announcement of longer-term reductions in Civil Service numbers is a reiteration of the policy announced by the Chancellor in October 2023. The longer-term reductions will build on the shorter-term headcount cap put in place through to March 2025. The detail of how the return to pre-pandemic numbers will be delivered will form a key part of the next comprehensive spending review.