Lady Saltoun of Abernethy

Former Crossbench 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

  • Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading (Continued) 3 Jun 2013

    My Lords, 60 years ago, when I was 12 years old, I was prepared for confirmation. In those days, confirmation was taken very seriously. We had to learn the whole catechism by heart and be able to answer the questions in it correctly, in the words of the Book of Common Prayer, not just in our own words. We learnt about the sacraments and what a sacrament was: an outward and visible sign of an...
  • House of Lords Reform Bill — Statement 27 Jun 2012

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  • House of Lords Reform Bill — Statement 27 Jun 2012

    My Lords, what makes the Government think that, if this House is to continue to do what it is doing at present, 300 Members will be sufficient to service the committees and the offices that have to be serviced? I have worked out that 300 would not be nearly enough and that it would take 450 Members to do the job. Would the noble Lord care to comment?

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1979

Left the House of Lords on 12 December 2014 — retired

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (7 Jun 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (1 Dec 1993 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (1 Apr 1990 to 5 Nov 1993)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (27 Nov 1986 to 1 Nov 1990)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (20 Nov 1984 to 15 May 1987)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 1982 to 3 Nov 1994)

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