Lord Sarfraz Portrait

Lord Sarfraz

Conservative - Life peer

Became Member: 8th September 2020

Lord Sarfraz is not a member of any APPGs
6 Former APPG memberships
Burma, Liver Disease and Liver Cancer, Metaverse and Web 3.0, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sovereign Wealth Funds
AI in Weapon Systems Committee
30th Mar 2023 - 23rd Nov 2023
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
28th Jan 2021 - 28th Apr 2022

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Sarfraz has voted in 374 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

16 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Sarfraz voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 15 Conservative Aye votes vs 19 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 75 Noes - 35
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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 Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
(10 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(8 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Ministry of Defence
(3 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(3 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Online Safety Act 2023
(413 words contributed)
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022
(376 words contributed)
UK Infrastructure Bank Act 2023
(341 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

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

Lord Sarfraz has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

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

Latest 3 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
23rd Jan 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent incitement to violence and hatred by Swedish politician Rasmus Paludan; and whether they will consider refusing him entry to the UK on the grounds that his presence will not be conducive to the public good.

The Government does not comment on individual cases.

The UK Immigration Rules provide for the refusal of a visa application if a person’s character, conduct or associations make it undesirable to permit them entry to the UK.

16th Jul 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the private security industry about protecting the (1) mental, and (2) physical, well-being of licensed professionals in that industry; and what steps they are taking as a result.

The Government and the Security Industry Authority are aware of the significant impact the pandemic has had on both the private security sector and the night-time economy. The Government has implemented a range of measures to support businesses during the pandemic.

As required by the Private Security Industry Act 2001, the Security Industry Authority regulates the private security sector and advises Home Office Ministers regarding its role and functions. However, all matters regarding the deployment and well-being of private security operatives sits beyond the current regulatory regime and with individual private security businesses, as their employers.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords)
31st Jan 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Russia is planning to open a naval base in Tobruk in Libya.

The UK has made clear our apprehension towards Russia's destabilising activity in North Africa. We are concerned about open-source reports that Russia has plans to establish a naval base in eastern Libya, which will strengthen Russian influence in the central Mediterranean. The Ministry of Defence continues to maintain thorough assessments of the threats to stability and security across the North Africa region including Libya. The Government is also committed to working with the international community in support for peace and stability in the region.

Earl of Minto
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)