Lord Campbell of Pittenweem

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Campbell of Pittenweem's votes

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Scotland Bill — Second Reading 24 Nov 2015

    (Maiden Speech) My Lords, I am not entirely clear how to respond to that but I think that the good people of Pittenweem will make their own judgment. I hope that it will not be thought presumptuous of me to suggest that we should be loath to draw any parallels between the Schleswig-Holstein question and any of the contents of the Bill. It will be remembered that one of those who claimed to...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Polonium 26 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the UK ceased production of Polonium-210; and if he will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aid: Emergencies 23 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training his Department provides to military personnel on responding to emergencies and natural disasters; and how many such emergencies and natural disasters personnel of his Department have responded to since 2010.

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 November 2015

Previously MP for North East Fife until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented North East Fife


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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Trade and Industry
  • Solicitor-General
  • Home Department
  • Iraq
  • Stolen Equipment
  • RAF Leuchars
  • Air Force: Military Bases
  • Corruption

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills (Joint Committee) (15 Jun 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (13 Sep 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate) (13 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (24 Nov 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (21 Jan 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats (2 Mar 2006 to 15 Oct 2007)
  • Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats (5 Jan 2006 to 1 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs) (1 Jul 2001 to 2 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jan 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Member, Defence Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 1 Feb 1999)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (15 Feb 1990 to 16 Mar 1992)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jan 1989 to 1 Jan 1994)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1989)
  • Member, Members' Interests Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 6 Jun 1990)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Jan 1987 to 1 Jan 1988)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

1. Remunerated directorships
Scottish American Investment Company PLC (£15,001–£20,000). My Directorship came to an end on 31st March 2014. (Updated 29 April 2014):
Payment of £5,000 gross (£3,000 net) received on 31 March 2014.  Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 29 April 2014)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Queen’s Counsel. (Resumed practice at the Bar with effect from 1 January 2008.) Payments are made through Faculty Services Ltd, Advocates Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, and the payment figure is subject to deductions to reflect overheads due to the Faculty of Advocates.
Payments received from BBC for appearances on ‘Any Questions’. Address: BBC Contributor Payments, PO Box 480, Manchester M14 0EL:
Payment of £150 received on 23 May 2014 for appearance on 16 May 2014. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 5 June 2014)
Payment of £150 received on 13 February 2015. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 4 March 2015)
13 June 2014, received twelve bottles of wine, of unknown value but over £66, in return for a speech made on 20 May 2014 to Fleming Family and Partners, 15 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG. Hours: 5 hrs, including preparation. (Registered 8 July 2014)
6 July 2014, received £2,325 from the literary agents Maggie Pearlstine Associates, 31 Ashley Gardens, London SW1P 1QE, in respect of my participation in a panel discussion on 15 May 2014, at the annual conference in Manchester of the British Insurance Brokers Association, John Stow House, 18 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7JB. Hours: 16 hrs including travel and overnight stay. (Registered 4 August 2014)
4 September 2014, £150 received from the Edinburgh International Book Festival, 5a Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, for two appearances. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 10 September 2014)
4 November 2014, £100 received from BBC Parliament, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for a panel discussion recorded on 3 November 2014. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2014)
3 December 2014, £300 received from Wroxton College, Wroxton OX15 6PX, for participating in a seminar on 26 November 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 4 December 2014)
3 December 2014, £300 received from GovNet, 10 Buckingham Place, London SW1E 6HX for travel and accommodation costs related to my participation in a panel discussion at the Liberal Democrat party conference on 8 October 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 4 December 2014)
£2,400 received from J P Morgan Securities Plc, 25 Bank Street, Floor 22, London E14 5JP, for participation on a panel as part of the JP Morgan Casenove Best of British Conference on 13 November 2014. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 19 February 2015)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
As a former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, I enjoy Honorary Membership for life of the National Liberal Club. (Registered 29 August 2013)

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