Lord Darling of Roulanish

Former Labour Peer

Profile

Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 December 2015

Previously MP for Edinburgh South West until 30 March 2015 — General election

Left the House of Lords on 28 July 2020

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

Also represented Edinburgh South West; Edinburgh Central

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Defence
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Higher Education: Scotland
  • Military Bases
  • Universal Credit
  • East Coast Railway Line
  • Identity and Passport Service: Correspondence

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (25 May 2016 to 4 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Chancellor of the Exchequer (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Secretary of State for Trade and Industry ( 5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Secretary of State for Scotland (12 Jun 2003 to 5 May 2006)
  • The Secretary of State for Transport (29 May 2002 to 5 May 2006)
  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions ( 8 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Secretary of State for Social Security (27 Jul 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury ( 3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury ( 1 Jul 1996 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (11 Apr 1992 to 1 Jul 1996)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) ( 1 Jul 1988 to 9 Apr 1992)

Recent appearances

  • Covid-19: Economy - Motion to Consider 4 Jun 2020

    My Lords, I start by referring the House to my interests as recorded in the register. It is a pleasure to speak in this debate secured by the noble Lord, Lord Eatwell. I agree with everything that he said, particularly on the need to build resilience in this country and to point out that, at a time like this, the Government can do things that individuals and companies cannot do...
  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Second Reading 13 Jan 2020

    I will not follow the noble Lord in the time available to me, but I refer the House to my entry in the register of interests. I start by making a fundamental point in view of many of the remarks, especially from the Benches opposite. I do not think anyone can doubt that the Government have a mandate to pass this legislation. That does not stop the House questioning and holding Ministers to...
  • Inflation - Motion to Take Note 1 Jul 2019

    My Lords, we live in strange political times. I find myself in complete agreement with everything that the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, said. I think that I speak for the rest of the Economic Affairs Committee in acknowledging his skill as a conciliator—the House will be very familiar with that—which has enabled us to produce not just this report but a number of others, which I hope will be...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Contract with Atlantic Books, Ormond House, 26/27 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3JW for publication of book. (Registered 25 March 2011)
15 May 2014, I received a further payment of £597.77 in respect of royalties payable under my contract with Atlantic Books, previously registered.  Time spent:  nil. Address of payer: Capell and Land Ltd, 29 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6PS.
(Registered 23 May 2014)
6 November 2014, received payment of £998.52 in respect of royalties for my book, published by Atlantic Books, under contract previously registered.  Address of payer:  Capell and Land Ltd, 29 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PS.  Hours:  nil. (Registered 24 November 2014)
Fees for speeches paid by JLA Associates, 80 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NW:
28 March 2014, I received a fee of £9,840 in respect of speaking at a conference organised by Insight Investment Management Ltd, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4LA. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 11 April 2014)
12 May 2014 I received a payment of £12,750 in respect of speaking at an event organised by Asset Based Finance Association, 3rd Floor, 20 Hill Rise, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6VA.  Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 23 May 2014)
27 May 2014 I received a fee of £10,200 in respect of speaking at an event organised by the Association of Corporate Treasurers, 51 Moorgate, London EC2R 6BH. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 6 June 2014)
8 August 2014 I received a fee of £10,200 in respect of an event organised by Macquarie Bank, Ropemakers Place, 28 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9HD, who also met my travel costs of £230.45. Hours: approx. 6 hrs. (Registered 22 August 2014)
8 October 2014, £12,300 received for speaking at an event organised by ICON Infrastructure LLP, London, address 1st floor, Pollen House, 10/12 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NP.  Hours: 4 hrs.  (Registered 21 October 2014)
17 November 2014 I received a fee of £10,200 for speaking at an event organised by Scor, 10 Lime Street, London EC3M 7AA. Hours:  approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2014)
25 November 2014, received a fee of £10,200 for speaking at an event organised by White & Case LLP, 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1DW. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 15 December 2014)
19 December 2014, received a fee of £8,500 for speaking at an event organised by Ernst & Young LLP, 1 Bridgewater Place, Water Street, Leeds LS11 5QR, who also met my travel costs of £226 and that of my overnight accommodation, worth £187. Hours: approx 15 hours including travel time. (Registered 23 December 2014)
6 January 2015, received a fee of £6,800 for speaking at an event organised by Citywire, 87 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HJ. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 3 February 2015)
23 January 2015, received a fee of £1,700 for writing an article for a magazine published by White & Case LLP, 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1DW.  Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 3 February 2015)
16 March 2015, received a fee of £8,500 for speaking at an event organised by JP Morgan Securities PLC, 25 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5JP. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 27 March 2015)
Payments from Guardian News & Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GO, for writing articles for the Guardian newspaper:
27 November 2014, received £310 for an article. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 15 December 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: International Monetary Fund
Address of donor: Washington DC
Amount of donation: flights valued at £6,219 and accommodation valued at £1,093.42
Destination of visit: Washington DC
Date of visit: 7 to 9 April 2014
Purpose of visit: to attend meeting of the IMF on 8 April 2014
(Registered 22 April 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated Director and Chairman of BetterTogether 2012 Ltd (from 1 June 2012). (Registered 21 June 2012)

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