Lord Mackay of Drumadoon

Former Judge Peer

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Former Judge Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1995

Left the House of Lords on 17 January 2017

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Extradition Law Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 25 Feb 2015)

Recent appearances

  • Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) 19 Jan 2016

    As my name can be found in some proximity to the amendments that are being discussed in this opening round of speeches, I do not intend to go into any great detail about what we have heard. I am, however, struck by the fact that people are talking as if the best way forward will involve a significant measure of respect and agreement and will not give any excuse for a deterioration in the...
  • Scotland Bill: Committee (1st Day) 8 Dec 2015

    My Lords, perhaps I may do my best to introduce a little reality to what has happened in this case because, to quote the well-known words, I was there. I was in your Lordships’ House on 21 July 1998 during a debate on an amendment which I had moved concerning Clause 2 of the then Scotland Bill of that year. I have before me a helpful summary of the history of that event, which may assist...
  • Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) 1 Jun 2015

    My Lords, I rise to make a short contribution to this important debate on the Motion that an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty. I begin by congratulating the noble Lord, Lord Dunlop, on an outstanding maiden speech which will be remembered throughout the legislation which is to follow in the light of the lodging of the Bill in the other place last week. I have reached the view that,...

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