Former Conservative Peer
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My Lords, I want to exploit my position here at the moment, standing right behind the Minister. He opened the debate by referring to some of the major achievements that have been made, in particular that the European Court of Justice no longer applies in Great Britain, and other related matters. I am sure the noble Lord will realise that I could, and perhaps should, exploit my position here...
My Lords, I have listened with great interest to the debate so far. I am sorry to hear so many occasions where people are criticising the Government for what they have done and in particular suggesting that in some way they were dragging out the proceedings, for whatever benefit. This is a most unfair approach. One could predict at the beginning of the negotiations that there would always be...
My Lords, I should point out at the outset that there is no significance whatsoever in the positioning of my name on the Order Paper. Although it is set up that way, I have nothing to do with the wind-up of this debate. I have a sad story to tell. Before the debate started, I was looking for somewhere to sit, which is difficult in this building at the moment. At that point, some of the...
Former 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)
Left the House of Lords on 25 July 2022
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
Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.