The weekly quiz – committee members

Lord Norton

This week’s quiz focuses again on committees, but this time on committee members.   Readers are invited to look at page 17 of The House of Lords: A Guide to Business. This shows the Constitution Committee in the last Parliament taking evidence from Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, Jack Straw.  The committee is chaired by Lord Goodlad and some members of the committee (including me) are sat with their backs to the camera.  There are five members of the committee facing the camera.  One is hidden from view: that is Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank. 

The winners of this week’s quiz will be the first two readers who correctly identify at least two of the remaining four peers facing the camera.

12 comments for “The weekly quiz – committee members

  1. Dave H
    06/11/2010 at 12:30 pm

    What a blurry photo…

    Looks like Baroness Quinn on the left
    Lord Lyell
    Lord Pannick
    Lord Wallace of Tankerness

  2. Carl.H
    06/11/2010 at 1:02 pm

    Baroness O’Cathain

    Lord Rowlands

  3. Len
    06/11/2010 at 3:07 pm

    Hmm – is that Lord Pannick and Lady Jay of Paddington I recognise?

    Not sure on Lady Jay.

  4. Bedd Gelert
    06/11/2010 at 9:17 pm

    The real question deserving of a prize is what is going on here…

    The secret organisation doesn’t have Simon Cowell at its head does it ??

  5. Lord Norton
    Lord Norton
    07/11/2010 at 12:50 pm

    Bedd Gelert: Indeed. It is causing quite some comment in the Lords as well.

  6. Carl.H
    07/11/2010 at 1:04 pm

    Was/Is David Icke right ?

  7. David
    08/11/2010 at 2:03 am

    I’d say its:

    The Baroness Quin
    The Lord Pannick
    The Lord Lyell
    The Lord Wallace of Tankerness

    I’m not so sure who the middle man is, but I think its the Lord Lyell

    08/11/2010 at 10:21 am
  9. Lord Norton
    Lord Norton
    08/11/2010 at 6:20 pm

    The question this week was a little challenging, given the quality of the picture. I am impressed by the efforts by those who have responded to identify the peers in question.

    The four peers, from left to right, are Baroness Quin, Lord Peston (father of Robert Peston), Lord Pannick, and Lord Shaw of Northstead.

    As the requirement was to name at least two, we have two winners: Dave H and David, both of whom identified Baroness Quin and Lord Pannick. (Lord Wallace and Lord Lyell are sat with their backs to the camera.) Congratulations to them.

    Perhaps I should offer a prize as well for anyone identifying Foundation X!

    • Dave H
      08/11/2010 at 8:57 pm

      It was a challenge to spot Baroness Quin, I was trying to decide whether it was her or Baroness Jay. They part their hair on opposite sides in their profile pictures, which is what made me go that way. Much of the rest was trying to work out from hairstyles and spectacles, and wondering how up-to-date the profile pictures were to cope with receding hairlines and increasing grey.

      It would also have helped if I’d had a more complete list of possible candidates, I slipped up a bit there by not looking harder for other members from earlier in the year.

  10. Carl.H
    08/11/2010 at 6:36 pm

    They`re a web development company from Salt Lake City….Obviously the Mormons want to help us out.


    They`re a DnB record label from Wolverhampton…Drum and Base your Lordship, it`s a kind of noise the teenagers enjoy and jump around to.

    Actually it`s surprising the domain name seems to have got popular the last few days. Expect some spoof sites soon I suppose.

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