Lord Livsey of Talgarth

Former Liberal Democrat Peer


Former Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 16 October 2001

Previously MP for Brecon and Radnorshire until 14 May 2001 — General election

Left the House of Lords on 15 September 2010 — Died

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire, 1997-2001 and for Brecon and Radnor, 1985-1992. Liberal Party spokesman on agriculture, 1985-87; Alliance spokesman on the countryside and on agriculture in Wales, and on Wales, 1987; Leader Welsh Liberal Democrats and party spokesman on Wales, 1988-92 and 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 4 July 1985 — unknown

Also represented Brecon and Radnorshire; Brecon and Radnor

Other offices held in the past

  • Spokesperson for Wales ( 8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Agriculture), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs ( 1 Jun 2005 to 10 Jan 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Welsh Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Agriculture), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee ( 1 Nov 1999 to 29 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Mar 1992)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee (28 Nov 1986 to 15 May 1987)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Agriculture: CAP Direct Payments — Question 27 Jul 2010

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reached conclusions on the findings of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs-funded Dutch Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI) study of the likely impact on United Kingdom farmers if common agricultural policy direct payments were removed by 2013.
  • Agriculture: CAP Direct Payments — Question 27 Jul 2010

    My Lords, I thank my noble friend for that reply, but does he not agree that the LEI report indicates that 35 per cent of farms in the UK would become financially unviable if Pillar 1 payments were withdrawn, while 83 per cent of all EU farms would remain viable? Will he seek to reverse the previous Defra policy of abolishing single farm payments, as that would save many UK livestock farms...
  • Agriculture: Dairy Industry — Question 26 Jul 2010

    My Lords, when the supermarket ombudsman is in his place, will the Minister take action to make it illegal for retail milk to be sold for less than the cost of production? It is the reason why 14,000 dairy farmers have left the industry since 1997 and why we have only 11,000 left. The ombudsman should use his powers to address that problem immediately.

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10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director, Brecon Jazz Festival (no remuneration received).

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