Lord Thomson of Monifieth

Former Liberal Democrat Peer

Recent appearances

  • British Identity and Citizenship 2 Feb 2006

    My Lords, I join other noble Lords in thanking my noble friend Lord Wallace of Saltaire for raising the topical but important, and evidently controversial, subject of Britishness. We are all, of course, British citizens within the United Kingdom. Yet the word "Britishness" comes a little uneasily and self-consciously to the lips of many of us in these post-imperial days. Our sense of...
  • Education and Aid Programme 14 Oct 2005

    rose to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the role of education in their overseas aid programme. My Lords, I can put simply my reason for having this debate. I wish to emphasise before the next Commonwealth summit in Malta in November the vital importance of education within the aid programme, particularly within sub-Saharan Africa. The Government have been taking welcome...
  • European Union Developments 21 Jun 2005

    My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Lawson, made a speech of great importance. It was perceptive and possessed considerable profundity. I do not agree with his final conclusions, for reasons that I shall give at the end of my short remarks, but he asked the important question that has been raised by the events of the past two weeks in the European Union—what is the purpose of Europe now in these...

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Former Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1977

Left the House of Lords on 3 October 2008 — Died


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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Thomson of Monifieth’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 33.25% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 50 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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