The quiz

Lord Norton

Congratulations to Chris K. and Jonathan who were the winners of the previous quiz.  They got in ahead of maria_ivokermartin and emmy to identify three or more peers who had presented their own television programmes, three or more who had published novels, and three or more who had sat in the House of Commons as Liberal MPs.  

Again, the first two readers to supply the answers will be the winners.

1. Name at least three current members of the House of Lords who head or have headed charities as chairs or chief executives.

2. Name at least three former Cabinet ministers who presently sit on the cross-benches.

3.  Name at least three members of the House who have held senior rank in the army as either General or Field Marshal.

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11 comments for “The quiz

  1. CM
    02/04/2011 at 12:40 pm

    Lord Low of Dalston – RNIB
    Lord Attenbrough (BFI)
    Baroness Bakewell (BFI)

    Lord Owen
    Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
    Lord Jones of Birmingham

    Lord Dannatt
    Lord Bramall
    Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank
    Lord Walker of Aldringham

    • Lord Norton
      Lord Norton
      16/04/2011 at 6:21 pm

      CM: Oh dear, I’m afraid applying the rules strictly, Lord Jones of Birmingham doesn’t count as he was not a Cabinet minister – he was a Minister of State – and Lord Robertson of Port Ellen sits on the Labour benches.

  2. Ulysses
    02/04/2011 at 12:48 pm

    Lord Rix
    Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts
    Baroness Young of Old Scone

    Lord Patten of Barnes
    Lord Marsh
    Lord Owen

    Lord Bramall
    Lord Inge
    Lord Ramsbotham

  3. Dave H
    02/04/2011 at 12:52 pm

    1. Baroness Tyler – Relate
    Lord Howard – Help the Hospices
    Baroness Richardson – London Ecumenical Aids Trust
    Lord Dubs – Road Safety Foundation

    2. Lord Patten
    Lord Owen
    Lord Marsh

    3. Lord Ramsbotham
    Lord Guthrie
    Lord Dannatt
    Lord Walker of Altringham
    Lord Inge
    Lord Bramall

  4. JH
    02/04/2011 at 3:20 pm

    1. Lord Adebowale (Turning Point), Lord Bew (British-Irish Association), Baroness Cox (The Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust)

    2. Lord Owen, Lord Patten of Barnes and ? (plenty of Cabinet Secretaries from Lord Armstrong on and several ministers on Leave of Absence…)

    3. Field Marshall Lord Brammall, Field Marshall Lord Vincent of Coleshill, Field Marshall Lord Inge, General Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank, General Lord Walker of Aldringham, General Lord Dannatt, General Lord Ramsbotham

  5. samusher
    02/04/2011 at 6:58 pm

    Lord Adebowale – Turning Point,
    Lord Rix – Mencap,
    Baroness Prashar – National Literarcy Trust.

    Lord Marsh – Minister of Transport 1968 to 69,
    Chris Patten – Minister for Overseas Dev 1986 to 89,
    David Owen – Foreign Secretary 1977 to 79.

    Baron Inge – Field Marshall,
    Baron Ramsbotham – General,
    Baron Guthrie – General.

    • Lord Norton
      Lord Norton
      16/04/2011 at 6:26 pm

      Applying the rules strictly, Ulysses and Dave H were the first two readers to supply correct answers. CM got in first, but as explained above, Lord Jones of Birmingham was not a Cabinet minister and Lord Robertson of Port Ellen is back on the Labour benches. In addition to Ulysses and Dave H, JH and samusher were on the ball in including Lord Patten of Barnes, who has now moved to the cross-benches upon his selection as chair of the BBC Trust.

  6. maude elwes
    04/04/2011 at 1:05 pm

    The guys are always way out in front on these issues. You see, they read military magazines and subscribe to comic books girls don’t enjoy.

    Inequality is what I call it.

    Or, it could be they are brighter!

    • Dave H
      04/04/2011 at 5:43 pm

      Actually, much of it can be gleaned from the Parliament website with help from Wikipedia and Google.

      For all its faults, Wikipedia is pretty good on the workings of the UK government and even if you don’t trust it 100% (a wise move), it provides enough information that you can search for independent verification of what it says.

      • maude elwes
        05/04/2011 at 5:01 pm

        @Dave H: Isn’t that method considered a little bit of a cheat????? No?

        • Dave H
          06/04/2011 at 6:12 am

          It’s a learning process. I don’t know the answers so I have to go find them. I don’t consider it cheating and I’m sure I’m not the only one who consults internet references.

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