Lord Wallace of Saltaire

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Preparations - Statement 8 Oct 2019

    My Lords, it is very difficult to know how much of this Statement to believe. It says that the Government still think that there is a chance of no deal. The text from No. 10 from last night—which the Spectator has now published—suggests that people with influence inside No. 10 have clearly entirely given up on the idea of a deal and are moving towards an election, so we have to treat this...
  • Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Statement 7 Oct 2019

    My Lords, I hope that the Minister understands that part of the reason for our demand to see the full text is that many of us neither trust the Government nor are convinced that they understand quite where they are going. In answer to my question last week, the Minister insisted, as he just has again, that the Government are aiming for higher standards than common European standards. Yet,...
  • Elections and Referenda: Protection Against Corruption - Question 7 Oct 2019

    My Lords, does the Defending Democracy unit have a clear definition of what it means by democracy? At present we are in a situation in which the question of whether the rule of law is an important part of democracy is under challenge and the relative weight of referenda and elections is also under challenge. It would be good to know that the Defending Democracy team has some clear...

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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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