Lord Lyell

Former Conservative Peer


Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1943

Left the House of Lords on 11 January 2017

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (27 Nov 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (23 May 1979 to 28 Oct 1982)
  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (20 Nov 1974 to 26 Oct 1977)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (19 Nov 1974 to 26 Oct 1977)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) ( 7 Nov 1974 to 5 Apr 1978)

Recent appearances

  • Iraq Inquiry - Motion to Take Note 12 Jul 2016

    My Lords, to rise at number 30 in the “batting list” of today’s debate, and on this subject, is no mean privilege for a Back-Bencher who has very little experience of the diplomatic world, let alone of the military world. I do it with one humble thought. From 1957 to 1959, I was a young soldier. I am 77 now, so anybody younger than me would not have been a conscript. I was—full time,...
  • Scotland Bill — Report (1st Day) (Continued) 24 Feb 2016

    Perhaps my noble friend can give me some guidance. I think Amendment 40 is in this group. Reference is made in new Clause 33(1)(a) to a puffin pedestrian crossing regulation. We do not have puffin crossings in Kirriemuir. Do the regulations apply to Scotland? The amendment refers to revoking English and Welsh legislation on puffin crossings. Will my noble friend write to me to tell me what a...
  • Armed Forces Bill: Second Reading 11 Feb 2016

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for his very clear exposition of the Bill. I have spent a mere 43 years as a member of your Lordships’ defence group, so I have had the good luck to have fairly close contact with many members of the Armed Forces in many areas and have been able to see many of the problems that have arisen and are dealt with in the Bill. I am delighted that my noble friend...

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