Lord Selkirk of Douglas

Former MSP,


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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Gibraltar - Question for Short Debate 21 Mar 2017

    My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Boswell, the chairman of the EU Select Committee, on the needs of Gibraltar, which must not be overlooked. It has long been popular to invoke the Rock of Gibraltar as a symbol of steadfastness and safety. Now, as a result of Brexit, the Government must strive vigorously to ensure that that massive limestone promontory, the...
  • FTSE Companies: Gender Balance - Question 8 Mar 2017

    My Lords, does the Minister agree that this is a particularly appropriate time to have these Questions, because Marie Curie has just been honoured as a shining example of courage in driving back the frontiers of the unknown in supporting radiotherapy, although it cost her her life?
  • Crime: Firearms - Question 9 Feb 2017

    Is the Minister aware that, in the past, amnesties have been used in different parts of the United Kingdom but under very strong conditions, as in the context of weapons which have been used to commit a crime? Can any possible amnesties be looked into with great care, as all the circumstances need to be taken fully into account?

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Conservative Peer, Former Conservative MSP for Lothians

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 2 April 2007 — Election

Also represented Lothians

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Union Committee (since 25 May 2016)
  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (13 Nov 2007 to 15 May 2012)
  • Minister of State (Scotland Office) (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Scottish Office) (13 Jun 1987 to 6 Jul 1995)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (13 Nov 1981 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Government Whip (7 May 1979 to 1 Oct 1981)


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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Selkirk of Douglas’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 33.75% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 28 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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