Richard Arkless

Former Scottish National Party MP for Dumfries and Galloway


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Recent appearances

  • Digital Economy Bill: Unexplained wealth orders: England and Wales and Northern Ireland 26 Apr 2017

    Unlike some other Members, Madam Deputy Speaker, I did not make my maiden speech with you in the Chair, but I seem to have made a number of speeches in front of you, although some have been made to an empty Chamber. Perhaps, if we are both lucky enough to be re-elected, we will not be drawing the short straw during the next parliamentary term. As the Minister said, the Bill’s passage has...
  • Digital Economy Bill: Unexplained wealth orders: England and Wales and Northern Ireland 26 Apr 2017

    I corroborate that: the Minister has never given any indication at any point in the process that he does not agree with the thrust of what we have been saying. It is heartening to hear that he has corroborated our position in the consultation. My only request to him—and I will take him at face value—is that he and his Department show the same energy in tackling this issue beyond the...
  • Digital Economy Bill: Unexplained wealth orders: England and Wales and Northern Ireland 26 Apr 2017

    I agree with my hon. and learned Friend, but the jurisdictional issue still comes into play. Although of course I agree completely with the thrust of her substantive argument that it would be sensible to compel the OTs to publish these registers, unless I can satisfy myself that this place has locus to do so, I would find it very difficult to support that suggestion. My view is that we will...

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Former Scottish National Party MP for Dumfries and Galloway

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Richard Arkless campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Exiting the European Union
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Office
  • Free Movement of People
  • Radioactive Waste: Dumfries and Galloway
  • Broadband
  • Free Movement of People: Voluntary Work
  • Dogs: Smuggling

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
One house in Broxburn, West Lothian: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
Until 14 December 2016, one flat in Glasgow, Strathclyde: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015; updated 10 April 2017)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Led Warehouse Ltd, online lighting retailer. (Registered 05 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
I am a non practising Solicitor, qualified in Scotland, England and Wales. (Registered 05 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Anne Elizabeth Arkless, as part-time Personal Assistant. (Registered 05 June 2015)

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