Lord Ewing of Kirkford

Former Labour Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Visas: Correspondence 30 Mar 2001

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress had been made to clear the backlog of outstanding correspondence on visa matters.
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Sheep and Goat Identification 13 Jul 2000

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will report progress on the proposals to introduce a requirement for the tagging or tattooing of all sheep and goats in England before they leave their holding of birth.
  • Lord Ewing of Kirkford: Personal Statement 15 Dec 1999

    My Lords, with the leave of the House, I wish to make a personal statement. Yesterday afternoon I intervened in the debate on the Question in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Cumberlege. On reading my intervention, I have come to the firm conclusion that it was untimely, ill-thought out and may well have caused offence, which I pray your Lordships will accept was not my intention. I...

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 October 1992

Left the House of Lords on 9 June 2007 — Died

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