Lord Strathclyde

Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 12 May 2022

    My Lords, in her speech the noble Baroness, Lady Smith of Basildon, gave us the theme of the constitutional importance of the House of Lords, which is one of the things I wish to discuss today. I listened carefully to the noble and learned Lord, Lord Falconer, who made a great speech. He prayed in aid Lord Hailsham of years ago and his “elective dictatorship”, and I recognised the speech,...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 12 May 2022

    Well, the noble and learned Lord has been repeating some of my speeches. The more we defeat the Government because we can, the more the Government will ignore us and look at ways to stop us. It will not be the old debate on who should sit here. We tried that 25 years ago, with the Government who the noble and learned Lord, Lord Falconer, supported so much. It did not do us much good then and...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 12 May 2022

    I completely agree with that. We also need to have clearer instructions to Ministers and officials, and not try to solve every problem with unnecessary and burdensome legislation. On the question of statutory instruments, I thought that the Convenor of the Cross Benches, the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, spoke with great sense: if we do not like how we think secondary legislation is...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1985

Other offices held in the past

  • Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (12 May 2010 to 7 Jan 2013)
  • Leader of the Opposition In the House of Lords, Parliament (6 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Lords, Parliament (9 Jul 2007 to 9 Jul 2007)
  • Leader of Opposition In the House of Lords, Parliament (9 Jul 2007 to 6 Jan 2009)
  • Leader of the Opposition In the House of Lords, Parliament (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Leader of the Opposition In the House of Lords, House of Lords (17 Mar 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Leader of the Opposition In the House of Lords, Parliament (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (19 Nov 2002 to 9 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Finance and Staff Sub Committee (17 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (14 Dec 1998 to 9 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (24 Oct 1996 to 8 Apr 1997)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (17 Nov 1994 to 9 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (10 Oct 1994 to 9 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (10 Oct 1994 to 9 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Adminstration Sub Committee (10 Oct 1994 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) (20 Jul 1994 to 8 Apr 1997)
  • Minister of State (Department of Trade and Industry) (11 Jan 1993 to 20 Jul 1994)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment) (26 Jul 1992 to 7 Sep 1993)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Scottish Office) (7 Sep 1990 to 28 Nov 1992)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) (26 Jul 1989 to 24 Jul 1990)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (6 Dec 1988 to 1 Nov 1990)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (12 Aug 1988 to 24 Jul 1989)

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