Lord Redesdale

Liberal Democrat Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) 16 May 2022

    My Lords, as speaker number 49, I realise that we are now galloping into the last straight. As Graham Norton said on Eurovision, it is all about where you are placed. I very much hope that if I ask a couple of questions at this stage, the Minister might remember to answer them at the very end. Obviously, we were robbed by Ukraine, but that is another thing. I was going to talk at great length...
  • Elections Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 153 28 Mar 2022

    My Lords, I also apologise for not speaking on Second Reading; I was unable to. I was not planning on speaking in this debate, but the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, raised the point of some of us being here permanently. I have been here a mere 30 years, but I cannot actually see the fact that I have been here 30 years as a legislator making that much difference to the country. I would love to say...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Recycling 18 Feb 2022

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the speed with which the Environment Agency considers permits for recycling plants, and (2) the extent to which the Environment Agency consents to permits in time for projects to proceed.

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 April 2000

Positions held at time of appointment: Former Liberal Democrat spokesman, House of Lords (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (8 Jan 2009 to 29 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Agriculture), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (21 Jul 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Agriculture & Energy), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (10 Jan 2007 to 21 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (17 Nov 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Energy), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (1 Jun 2005 to 10 Jan 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Energy), Trade & Industry (1 Jun 2005 to 10 Jan 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Defence (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Defence (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (4 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (12 Jan 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (23 Nov 1993 to 8 Apr 1997)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (23 Nov 1993 to 17 Oct 1996)

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