Lord Kilclooney

Former MP; Former MLA


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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving: Licensing 26 Jul 2018

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the status of the UK driving licences used in other EU nations after Brexit; and whether this issue has been discussed in the Brexit negotiations.
  • Brexit: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement - Statement 24 Jul 2018

    My Lords, as someone who lives at the border, I welcome the Minister’s Statement and I accept that the Government are fully in support of the Good Friday agreement—the Belfast agreement—which I helped to negotiate. That is not in question. There are two types of crossings at the Irish border. One is by people, one is by trade. It was suggested earlier in the discussion that...
  • Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) 18 Jul 2018

    My Lords, I commence by agreeing with the noble Baroness, Lady Suttie, in the tribute she and other noble Lords paid to David Ford, as Minister of Justice in Northern Ireland. As a former Minister of Home Affairs in Northern Ireland, I know very well the challenges that he faced, and the dangers he would have experienced. It is right we place on record a tribute to what he did. I did not...

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Crossbench Peer, Former UUP MLA for Strangford

Entered the House of Lords on 17 October 2001

Previously MP for Strangford until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Strangford, 1983-2001 (resigned seat in 1985 and re elected in 1986). Spokesman for trade and industry, 1992-97; foreign and Commonwealth affairs, 1997-2001; Member of the United Kingdom delegation to the Council of Europe, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)

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

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 30 January 2007 — Dissolved for election

Party was UUP until 30 Jan 2007

Also represented Strangford

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 17 Dec 1985)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

1. Remunerated directorships
West Ulster Estates Ltd.; property management.
Tontine Rooms Holding Co. Ltd.; publishing and printing;
and its subsidiary companies from which I receive no direct income:
Tyrone Courier Ltd.; publishing.
Ulster Gazette Ltd.; publishing.
Carrickfergus Advertiser Ltd.; publishing.
Tyrone Printing Co. Ltd.; printing.
Cerdac Print (Belfast) Ltd.; printing.
Sovereign Properties (NI) Ltd.; property development.
Alpha Newspapers (Ireland) Ltd.; publishing.
Ulsternet (NI) Ltd.; internet services.
Outlook Press (NI) Ltd.; publishing.
Tyrone Constitution Ltd.; publishing.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Civil Engineer (no income currently received).
6. Overseas visits
31 January-2 February 2001, to Seville, Spain, with British-Spanish All-Party Parliamentary Group, to meet with Spanish colleagues from the Congress of Deputies. (Registered 9 February 2001)
8. Land and Property
Commercial freehold property in City of Belfast.
Commercial leasehold property in City of Armagh.
Residential freehold property in City of Westminster.
Residential property in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Gosford Voluntary Housing Association Ltd.
(a) West Ulster Estates Ltd.
(a) Tontine Rooms Holding Co. Ltd.
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Gosford Voluntary Housing Association Ltd.; provision of rented homes for elderly (unremunerated).

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