Viscount Thurso

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Elections Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 153 28 Mar 2022

    Yes, I was allowed to vote.
  • Living with Covid-19 - Statement 22 Feb 2022

    My Lords, what advice will the Government give to employers? Will responsible employers be expected to provide testing for their employees?
  • HGV Driver Shortages - Commons Urgent Question 13 Sep 2021

    My Lords, is the Minister aware of the recent research which shows that HGV drivers dislike their conditions and having to stay away overnight? With that in mind, will the Government look again at the plans for rail freight villages and palletisation of freight? That would put a lot of freight on to the railways and allow the drivers to do the last-mile deliveries, which would keep them...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 April 2016

Previously MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Also represented Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Work and Pensions
  • Scotland
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Railways
  • Parliamentary Questions
  • Departmental ICT
  • Civil Servants (Relocation)
  • Tax Credits

Currently held offices

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Finance and Services Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Finance and Services Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 27 Jul 2010)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (8 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (24 Apr 2006 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport) (10 May 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (10 May 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland) (1 Jul 2001 to 10 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) (1 Jul 2001 to 10 Mar 2006)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Liberal Democrat Whip (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

1. Remunerated directorships
Director of International Wine and Spirit Competition Ltd, Building 17, Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8TB; organisers annual wine and spirit competition.
Fee of £2,250 received on 24 April 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 24 April 2014)
Fee of £4,500 received on 17 November 2014. Hours: 11 hrs. (Registered 18 November 2014)
Fee of £2,250 received on 26 March 2015. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 26 March 2015)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: S W M Threipland
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 30 December 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Simon Laird
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 26 March 2015)
8. Land and Property
Moorland Estate and Hill Farm in Altnabraec, Caithness.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Ulbster Holdings Ltd, which manages family properties and holds shares in family companies.
(b) Walker Greenbank PLC, manufacturers of wallpaper and fabric (2% of share capital is owned by Ulbster Holdings Ltd).

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