Lord Trimble

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Interest Rates - Private Notice Question 23 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I must start with a disclosure. Many years ago, I invested what to me was a substantial sum of money in NS&I. We are now seeing the rates go down to well below 1%—indeed, to a fraction of 1%. Is it going to stop there? Will the Government look at negative rates? If not, will they make a clear commitment to move away from them? How much of that target of £35 billion has been...
  • Trade Bill - Second Reading 8 Sep 2020

    My Lords, in addressing the House at this stage of the evening I shall try to keep things as tight as I can, but there are some important points that I want to make. Obviously one would desire free trade on as wide a scale as possible. Whether we will get that, I am not sure. As to this legislation, really the same Bill has come back a number of times, so it will be very well construed. I...
  • Covid-19: Economic Costs - Question 28 Jul 2020

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for having the paper circulated to us. I briefly refer to the last paragraph, which talks about measures targeted specifically at groups most at risk but goes on to say: “Such a policy should probably have been started before the end of June”. I fear that the authors are not being realistic about the date for the targets and have not taken account of...

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Conservative Peer, Former UUP MLA for Upper Bann

Entered the House of Lords on 6 June 2006

Previously MP for Upper Bann until 11 April 2005 — General election (stood again)

Positions held at time of appointment: Former Member of Parliament for Upper Bann; former Leader, Ulster Unionist Party. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 17 May 1990 — unknown

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; Crossbench until 16 Apr 2007

Also represented Upper Bann

Expenses

Currently held offices

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 19 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2017 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (25 May 2016 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (19 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (6 Jul 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Barnett Formula Committee (10 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, European Union Committee (9 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (8 Oct 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • First Minister of Northern Ireland (25 Jun 1998 to 14 Oct 2002)
  • Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (8 Sep 1995 to 7 May 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fee for address to Yorkshire Forward on 27 October 2004. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 10 March 2005)
6. Overseas visits
1-2 October 2004 to Warsaw, Poland and 18-19 November 2004, to Washington, USA, to attend conferences entitled "Europe A Beautiful Idea?", organised on behalf of the Dutch Presidency of the European Council by Nexus, who provided travel and accommodation. (Registered 10 March 2005)

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