the Earl of Arran


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Recent appearances

  • Assisted Dying - Question for Short Debate 6 Mar 2017

    My Lords, together with the noble Baroness, Lady Jay, I first visited Oregon some 12 years ago as part of this House’s consideration of assisted dying. Back then it was the sole state in the US to have legalised assisted dying for the terminally ill. Since then, as has already been said, Oregon has been joined by Washington, Montana, Vermont, Colorado and even the District of Columbia....
  • Child Poverty - Question for Short Debate 17 Nov 2016

    My Lords, children sleeping on the floor, sharing a mattress and not having enough food to eat—this is not a case history from Victorian times but a description of the very real lives of many children living in 21st-century Britain. Our rich and affluent capital city has one of the highest child poverty levels in the UK, along with Birmingham and Manchester. Currently 3.9 million...
  • Agriculture and Horticulture - Motion to Take Note 7 Jul 2016

    My Lords, in our family my wife is the farmer and we farm in the beautiful dairy fields of north Devon. As other noble Lords have said, it is hard to exaggerate the magnitude of change that the referendum result will enforce on the rural economy. This will require not only a review of British farming policy but also a greater understanding of the critical importance of sustainable agriculture...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1983

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee (16 May 2013 to 6 Nov 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (18 May 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (13 Nov 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Regulators (23 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill (30 Nov 2004 to 7 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (23 Nov 1994 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (10 Oct 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
  • Member, Select Committee on Broadcasting (10 Oct 1994 to 12 Jan 1995)


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  • Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all the Earl of Arran’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 31.41% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 23 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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