Former Non-affiliated Peer
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To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure adequate availability at petrol stations of E5 ethanol fuel once E10 becomes the standard grade of fuel sold.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the election in Taiwan; and in particular, of its impact on Hong Kong.
Does the noble Lord agree that the slogan, “Get Brexit Done” is completely wrong? What is happening on 31 January is that we will get Brexit started.
Former Non-affiliated Peer, Former None MSP for Lothians
Entered the House of Lords on 6 June 1997
Previously MP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale until 8 April 1997 — General election
Left the House of Lords on 27 March 2020 — retired
Entered the House of Commons on 24 March 1965 — unknown
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2003 — Election
Party was None until 6 May 2003; Liberal Democrat until 14 Mar 2019; Non-affiliated until 1 May 2019; Liberal Democrat until 25 Feb 2020
Also represented Lothians; Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale; Roxburgh Selkirk and Peebles; Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire and Peeblesshire
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