Lord Cavendish of Furness


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  • Assisted Dying - Question for Short Debate 6 Mar 2017

    My Lords, the frequency with which this topic comes before us suggests to me a degree of attrition on the part of those who believe in assisted suicide. Much but not all of my thinking on the subject derives from my experience as a founder of St Mary’s Hospice in south Cumbria 25 years ago. I remain its patron, as appears in the register of interests. My reason for opposing the...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) 21 Feb 2017

    My Lords, I support the Bill and hope that it goes through unamended. I should say that I joined the Brexit campaign but only after hearing the proposed deal that Mr Cameron came back with. One of the functions of parliamentary democracy is to provide means of resolving differences that citizens cannot be expected to resolve among themselves. By their very nature, those differences tend to be...
  • Northern England: Opportunity and Productivity - Motion to Take Note 12 Jan 2017

    My Lords, first I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Massey, for introducing this timely debate so elegantly. Her view of the dangers of centralisation came across powerfully. My own contribution is from the perspective of small business in my part of the north, especially Cumbria. Before venturing further, I need to declare my personal interests. I remain on the board of, or am otherwise...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1990

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Union Committee (19 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (1 Dec 1993 to 19 Nov 1998)


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