Lord Bruce of Bennachie

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

Liberal Democrat Peer

@malcolmbruce

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  • Irish Border: Checks and Customs Arrangements - Statement 1 Oct 2019

    My Lords, has the Prime Minister not acknowledged that there will be physical customs posts within striking distance of both sides of the border? Would that in itself, according to the reaction that we have seen across Northern Ireland, not be deemed by most people to be incompatible with the Good Friday agreement? Could the Minister respond to the freight industry’s suggestion that any...
  • Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc.) Bill - Commons Amendment: Motion A 22 Jul 2019

    My Lords, on same-sex marriage and abortion, the reality is that this House was implementing the express will of the Commons and improving the workability of those amendments. This issue has come from the Commons in response to an amendment that we passed back to them. I echo the noble Baroness in saying that to suggest that this has nothing to do with the people of Northern Ireland could not...
  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - Statement 18 Jul 2019

    My Lords, I met Richard Ratcliffe when he was working in the House of Commons, and I am absolutely sure that his wife is innocent and that his family do not deserve to be suffering what they have suffered. I ask the Minister to correct her response to the noble Lord, Lord Hannay: she has actually been in prison for three years and, as I understand it, would be entitled for release under...

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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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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

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 29 Aug 2019)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Scotland) (since 28 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Mar 2008 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)

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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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