Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

Former MP; Former MSP,

Labour

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 11 Jul 2017

    Implementation of the report 'Human rights of older persons and their comprehensive care' – Lord Foulkes of Cumnock. Oral questions
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Question 26 Apr 2017

    My Lords, some of us are a little more sceptical about what the Prime Minister said about the 0.7%. Can the Minister clarify whether that 0.7% will be spent according to ODA principles by a separate department that is not linked to any other department in Whitehall?
  • Brexit: European Parliament Resolution - Private Notice Question 6 Apr 2017

    My Lords, has the Minister had time to consider paragraph 29 of the European Parliament resolution, which calls for the relocation of the European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency from the United Kingdom to another country in Europe as quickly as practicable? Have the Government made any assessment of the impact of that?

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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, Select Committee on Charities (since 25 May 2016)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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