Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Child Support: Unpaid Maintenance - Question 30 Mar 2017

    But is the Minister aware of the concern that the government arrangements to manage the outstanding £3 billion-worth of arrears are not yet clear? Arrears are still sitting in the CSA legacy schemes. They need to be sorted out because the biggest risk to the 2012 scheme is a botched job in closing the legacy CSA schemes.
  • Homelessness Reduction Bill - Second Reading 24 Feb 2017

    My Lords, it is always a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Bird. He has the advantage over most of the rest of us in that he can say with authority and conviction that he has done something himself to ameliorate the situation. His experience is valuable to this House.
  • Homelessness Reduction Bill - Second Reading 24 Feb 2017

    We encourage him to continue with his enthusiasm and flair in addressing this important problem. I start by paying a special tribute to the sponsor of this Bill. Mr Blackman is a man whom I salute. I do so because I was the modest author of two small Private Members’ Bills and I piloted them through Parliament in anticipation of the Freedom of Information Act a long time ago, so I know...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 June 2005

Previously MP for Roxburgh and Berwickshire until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, 1983-2005. Liberal Democrat convenor and spokesman on welfare, 1988-1992; on social security, 1992-1994 and from 1997-2001; on community care, 1994-1997; Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, 1992-1997. (from Number 10 press release)

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

Also represented Roxburgh and Berwickshire

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Currently held offices

  • Member, Services Committee (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Digital Skills Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 4 Feb 2015)
  • Chair, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2009 to 22 Jun 2010)
  • Spokesperson for Work and Pensions (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (13 Nov 2007 to 17 Oct 2011)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Work & Pensions (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Court of Referees Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chairman, Work and Pensions Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chair, Work and Pensions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chair, Social Security Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (27 Apr 1992 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Liberal Democrat Chief Whip (1 Jan 1992 to 31 Dec 1997)
  • Member, Court of Referees (17 Jun 1987 to 5 May 2005)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Unremunerated Chairman of the trustees of Joseph Rowntree Social Service Charitable Trust (JRSS Charitable Trust)
Unremunerated Chairman and director of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Limited (JRRT Limited); who meet occasional costs incurred as Chairman of the Work and Pensions Select Committee in providing hospitality to guests and witnesses not otherwise met by House rules on expenses.
Member, Royal College of Nursing Parliamentary Panel (no remuneration).

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