Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

Former MP; Former MSP,

Labour

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 23 Nov 2017

    Long-term needs of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh – Lord Foulkes of Cumnock. Oral questions
  • Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy - Statement 16 Nov 2017

    I agree with what my noble friend and the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, have said, but can the Leader of the House help me? One or two references have been made to Peers’ staff. Can she help me find a way to employ staff that I could look after properly?
  • Older Persons: Human Rights and Care - Motion to Take Note 16 Nov 2017

    My Lords, in replying very briefly to the debate, I first apologise for not having moved the Motion properly at the start. Noble Lords gave me the kind of look that made me feel very guilty. I also apologise to my noble friend on the Front Bench for not welcoming her. I was going to say that the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, and I go back a long time together, but she is very young in...

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Labour Peer, Former Labour MSP for Lothians

Entered the House of Lords on 28 June 2005

Previously MP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for South Ayrshire, 1979-1983 and Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, 1983-2005. Opposition spokesman on European and Community Affairs, 1984-1985; on foreign affairs, 1985-1992; on defence, 1992-1993 and on overseas development, 1994-1997. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of International Development, 1997-2001; Minister of State, Scotland Office, 2001-2002. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005

Also represented Lothians; Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley; Ayrshire South

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Currently held offices

  • Member, Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (since 29 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Select Committee on Charities (25 May 2016 to 26 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Soft Power Committee (16 May 2013 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (17 Oct 2011 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 4 Jul 2013)
  • Member, European Union Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (1 Feb 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (1 Feb 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 21 Sep 2004)
  • Member, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (29 Apr 2004 to 15 Sep 2004)
  • Minister of State, Scottish Office (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Minister for Education and Industry, Scottish Office (26 Jan 2001 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Scotland Office) (25 Jan 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (6 May 1997 to 25 Jan 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development (5 May 1997 to 26 Jan 2001)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Overseas Development Sub-Committee (15 Feb 1982 to 13 May 1983)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (3 Apr 1981 to 9 Jun 1983)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary consultant to the Confederation of UK Coal Producers. (£5,001-£10,000)
6. Overseas visits
21-25 November 2004, to the Dominican Republic in my capacity as President of the Caribbean-Britain Business Council who paid the costs of the visit. (Registered 24 November 2004)
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Chairman of the Board of Heart of Midlothian Football Club plc. I have waived the remimbursement package that was afforded to the previous office holder.

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