Lord Bruce of Bennachie

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

Liberal Democrat Peer

@malcolmbruce

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Recent appearances

  • Oil and Gas Industry - Question 22 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure the recovery and diversification of the United Kingdom oil and gas industry supply chain.
  • Oil and Gas Industry - Question 22 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. Does he agree with me that, as we transition to net-zero carbon, we will continue to require fossil fuels and that it is better to use our own, which meet high international standards, and to sustain a quarter of a million UK jobs? Will the Government work closely with the industry, the Scottish Government and local councils to help accelerate...
  • Oil and Gas Industry - Question 22 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure the recovery and diversification of the United Kingdom oil and gas industry supply chain.

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 November 2015

Previously MP for Gordon until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Gordon

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Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Trade and Industry
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Export Credits Guarantee Department
  • Christmas
  • Asbestos
  • Bechtel
  • Green Ministers

Currently held offices

  • Member, Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee (since 17 Sep 2020)
  • Member, EU Services Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 29 Aug 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Scotland) (since 28 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats (29 Jan 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, International Development Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, International Development Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, International Development Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 14 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1 Jan 2001 to 1 Jan 2002)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (3 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (15 Nov 1995 to 31 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (28 Nov 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1999)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (26 Oct 1992 to 28 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (27 Apr 1992 to 9 Nov 1992)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1992 to 1 Jan 1994)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) (1 Jan 1990 to 1 Jan 1992)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1989)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1989)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 15 Feb 1990)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jan 1987 to 1 Jan 1987)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1987 to 1 Jan 1988)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jan 1985 to 1 Jan 1987)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
£250 received from Wroxton College, Wroxton OX15 6PX, for preparing and delivering a talk on 7 May 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 May 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: The European Azerbaijan Society
Address of donor: 15 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9BU
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £2,423, comprising £1,943 for flights and £480 for 4 nights at a hotel
Destination of visit: Baku, Azerbaijan
Date of visit: 26 May to 29 May 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet with political and parliamentary figures including the President of the Republic, ministers, the British Ambassador, local public service centres, representatives of international organisations and human rights groups.
(Registered 4 July 2014)

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