Lord Cavendish of Furness

Former Conservative Peer

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1990

Left the House of Lords on 1 January 2021

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Services Sub-Committee (23 Apr 2020 to 1 Jan 2021)
  • Member, European Union Committee ( 1 Jul 2019 to 1 Jan 2021)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee ( 5 Jun 2018 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee (23 Oct 2017 to 13 Mar 2018)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • European Union (Future Relationship) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages): Amendment to the Motion 30 Dec 2020

    My Lords, on the penultimate day of my membership of this House, my intervention this afternoon seeks to cover my considered views of this Bill and 30 years in Parliament, all in three minutes. I must disappoint the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter: there is no time, alas, for oysters. I thank my noble friend the Leader of the House for her excellent opening speech. I look forward to supporting...
  • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 19 Oct 2020

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Browne. I have heard it suggested that there is no need for this Bill. Indeed, such doubts are rehearsed by the distinguished Select Committee on the Constitution in its 17th report. This may be technically and legalistically correct. However, I would contend that such a view overlooks a significant historical consideration. Before we...
  • Beyond Brexit (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Consider 12 May 2020

    My Lords, notwithstanding time constraints, I must also thank the noble Lord, Lord Boswell, for his opening speech and for his outstanding chairmanship of the committee that authored this report. I should very much like to discuss many aspects of the report, especially the need to enhance diplomatic representation, as discussed in paragraph 79, and the importance of rebuilding bridges, but,...

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