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The Viscount Simon

Excepted Hereditary


The Viscount Simon was born Jan David Simon on 20 July 1940 , and is a Labour Excepted Hereditary peer sitting in the House of Lords since 19 May 1994.


Currently sitting on the Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (since December 2004), Viscount Simon does not chair at this time.

He has in the past sat on Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (Nov 2006 to Oct 2007), Personal Bills Committee (Dec 2004 to Apr 2010), Procedure Committee (Lords) (Dec 2000 to Nov 2002).


Viscount Simon is currently Deputy Speaker (Lords), a parliamentary position he has held since November 2010.

In addition to this role, he is also Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords).

He is currently Deputy Speaker (Lords), Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords)

Focus Areas

Viscount Simon has the following focus areas :
UK Areas - Essex
World Areas - Australia; Qatar
Policy Interests - Crime, civil law, justice and rights; Defence; Health services and medicine; Science and technology; Transport

You can contact Viscount Simon in the following ways:


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 0207 219 5353

Fax : 0207 219 5979

Email : contactholmember@parliament.uk