The Earl of Arran

Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 22 Oct 2021

    My Lords, this House has now debated assisted dying on very many occasions, whether it has been through the legislative efforts of the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, the noble and learned Lord, Lord Falconer, or the late Lord Joffe. I was very privileged to examine the issue closely when I served on one of your Lordships’ Select Committees on assisted dying more than 15 years ago, chaired by...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) 18 May 2021

    My Lords, it is now more than 15 years since I sat on a Select Committee in your Lordships’ House. It was established to look at draft legislation on assisted dying for the terminally ill. As a committee, we had the privilege of travelling to the Netherlands, Dignitas in Switzerland and Oregon, which then stood as the only state in the USA to have legalised this practice. We were led with...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) 9 Jan 2020

    My Lords, my Christmas was increasingly dominated by the disruption, noise and trails of destruction caused by an army of grandchildren. My reaction to this was, of course, an attempt at tolerance and compassion. It was but an attempt, but it did make me reflect on what I could do for them to ensure that they are not just occasional visitors but have every reason to enjoy a bright and happy...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1983

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 13 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Communications and Digital 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 and Privileges Committee (10 Oct 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
  • Member, Select Committee on Broadcasting (10 Oct 1994 to 12 Jan 1995)

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