Lord Wallace of Saltaire

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

Liberal Democrat Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 9 Feb 2023

    Quality of the components of the UK's soft power, as listed in chapter 2 of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy – Lord Wallace of Saltaire. Oral questions
  • Ministerial Appointments: Vetting and Managing Conflicts of Interest - Commons Urgent Question 24 Jan 2023

    My Lords, the last Prime Minister but three made great play of the distinction between “people from somewhere” and “people from anywhere”. I thought, at the time, that the real people from anywhere were those who try to avoid paying their taxes and arrange their financial affairs somewhere else—in offshore financial centres and elsewhere. Could the Minister assure us that part of...
  • The Union (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 20 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I am a mongrel Scots-Englishman, with a father who served in a Highland regiment and a son in Edinburgh, so I am a natural unionist. However, it is clear that, if we are to maintain the United Kingdom, its constitutional arrangements must change. We should face the real possibility that we might not maintain the union. As I came in today, I was thinking of the conference that took...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1995

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (since 23 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jun 2015 to 28 Oct 2016)
  • Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (5 Sep 2011 to 7 May 2015)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (13 Oct 2010 to 7 May 2015)
  • Deputy Leader in the House of Lords, Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Home Affairs (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (1 Jun 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Deputy Leader, House of Lords (15 Nov 2004 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (25 Mar 1998 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F (3 Jul 1997 to 30 Nov 2000)
  • Member, European Union Committee (3 Jun 1997 to 7 Nov 2002)

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