The Marquess of Lothian

Conservative Peer

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 November 2010

Previously MP for Devizes until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Devizes; Edinburgh South; Berwick and East Lothian

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Defence
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Zimbabwe
  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations
  • Gibraltar

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (21 Sep 2017 to 8 Oct 2019)
  • Member, Joint Committee on Security ( 7 Dec 2010 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament ( 7 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament ( 7 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee ( 3 Aug 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (26 Jan 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (26 Jan 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (26 Jan 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence & Deputy Leader, Defence (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (10 May 2005 to 6 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Foreign Secretary & Deputy Leader, Foreign Affairs (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Affairs, Shadow Foreign Secretary & Deputy Leader, International Affairs (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (10 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (18 Sep 2001 to 10 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Foreign Secretary (18 Sep 2001 to 10 May 2005)
  • Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party (18 Sep 2001 to 6 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Minister without Portfolio ( 2 Dec 1998 to 18 Sep 2001)
  • Party Chair, Conservative Party ( 2 Dec 1998 to 18 Sep 2001)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party ( 2 Jun 1998 to 2 Dec 1998)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (11 Jan 1994 to 2 May 1997)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (27 May 1993 to 5 Jan 1994)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 26 Jul 1993)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Scottish Office) (13 Jun 1983 to 14 Jun 1987)
  • Member, Energy Committee ( 3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

4. Sponsorships
A business lunch in my constituency under my name which raised money for constituency funds from numerous small donations. (Registered 6 July 2009)
8. Land and Property
Tenanted farm in Roxburghshire, Scotland, from which rental income is received.
11. Miscellaneous
Non-active partner in Nisbet Mill Farm partnership from which no payment has been received in the last year and none in the current farming year which starts June 2009.

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