He is a member of a small advisory group, set up by the Lords whips’ office, which met for the first time on February 14. The group’s task is to help the government work as closely and effectively as possible with Conservative peers.
Lord Lexden paid tribute to the achievements of a special commission, composed of independent experts, which had exposed the activities of paramilitary groups and contributed significantly to the Northern Ireland peace process.
In a debate on sport on December 7, Lord Lexden stressed the importance of building further on the many successful partnership schemes that have already been established to enable schools to share each other's sporting facilities.
A short debate was held in the House of Lords on the British egg industry whose continued commercial success and competitiveness are threatened by an EU Directive which comes into force on 1 January 2012.