Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Second Reading 20 Jan 2021

    My Lords, this is an important Bill, but it has to be examined closely so that it does not create more problems than it sets out to solve. Ordinarily, I would almost instinctively be in favour of legislation that gave protection to our troops from vexatious legislation and the miseries of legal ambulance chasers. My association with the Armed Forces has left with me a huge respect and...
  • EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Motion to Take Note 8 Jan 2021

    My Lords, what do you say in two short minutes on one of the most important treaties signed in our lifetime? Well, first, I can say that this process of scrutinising an already signed deal is an accountability disgrace. The Brexiteers said “Bring back control,” but the Maastricht treaty took 300 hours of scrutiny over 14 months whereas this hugely significant treaty is only going to get a...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: PPE Medpro: Contracts 21 Oct 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what due diligence was carried out on PPE Medpro Ltd prior to it being awarded a contract for the supply of personal protective equipment to the NHS; and what account was taken of that company having been incorporated in May with a share capital of £100 prior to it being awarded that contract.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 August 1999

Previously MP for Hamilton South until 23 August 1999 — Became peer

Entered the House of Commons on 31 May 1978 — unknown

Party was Labour until 23 Aug 1999; Other until 2 Feb 2000; Crossbench until 28 Jan 2004

Also represented Hamilton South; Hamilton

Currently held offices

  • Member, Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee (since 15 Oct 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Secretary General of NATO (11 Oct 1999 to 5 Jan 2004)
  • Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (3 May 1997 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • The Secretary of State for Defence (3 May 1997 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1993 to 1 May 1997)

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