Lord Cullen of Whitekirk

Former Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Devolution (Constitution Committee Reports) - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 9 Oct 2017

    My Lords, in its report The Union and Devolution the Constitution Committee, of which I was a member, made this as one of its recommendations: “There is a strong case for creating a flexible framework, based on appropriate principles, as a guide for future action within which any further demands for devolution can be considered in a coherent manner”. The committee found that in the past...
  • Prisons: Overcrowding - Motion to Take Note 7 Sep 2017

    My Lords, I wish to say something about the position in Scotland, which has had its own national prison system since the middle of the 19th century. After steadily increasing over a number of decades, the total prison population in Scotland is showing signs of stabilising. Indeed, the average daily prison population in Scotland has been decreasing. In 2011-12, it was 8,179, whereas five years...
  • House of Lords Bill [HL] - Second Reading 21 Oct 2016

    My Lords, the quality of the work of this House and its committees depends on the range and depth of the knowledge, experience and expertise possessed by its Members. It is surely essential that whatever is done to reduce the size of the House should not impair those resources. The proposal in this Bill that for each successive Parliament there should be an election of a limited number of...

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 June 2003

Left the House of Lords on 1 February 2019

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (16 May 2013 to 12 May 2016)
  • Chair, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)
  • Chair, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)

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