Lord Watson of Richmond

Liberal Democrat

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  • Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note 16 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I declare two interests; first, as the former chairman of the Council of Commonwealth Societies, a post in which I have been so admirably succeeded by the noble Lord, Lord Howell of Guildford. I should also declare an interest as vice-president of the English Speaking Union, the role of the language in the Commonwealth and its future being of seminal importance. By CHOGM next year,...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (3rd Day) 13 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I am very glad to follow the remarks of the noble Lord, Lord Bilimoria, on one specific thing. Given Brexit, we are all very alert to what Britain’s competitive position will be after we leave the European Union. The noble Lord referred to competition from continental European universities—in particular, those in France, where there is a government-backed and very...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) 21 Feb 2017

    My Lords, I declare a historic interest and note that I have no contemporary interest. I worked with the late—and great—Lord Jenkins in the European Commission for just over four years, at the end of which period I decided to come home. It was an interesting revelatory moment with regard to working within the European Commission, because when I attempted to resign, the head of...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Other offices held in the past

  • Spokesperson for Innovation, Universities and Skills (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Universities), Innovation, Universities and Skills (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (24 May 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)


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