The Earl of Caithness

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Climate Change - Motion to Take Note 24 Jan 2019

    My Lords, regardless of greenhouse gases, human beings would be discussing climate change today. We are in a warm interglacial period. These warm periods last about 10,000 years and the last ice age ended 12,000 years ago. It is a reasonable hypothesis that one of the reasons the ice age was prevented from coming again was that hunter-gatherers started settling and becoming farmers. That was...
  • Offensive Weapons Bill - Second Reading 7 Jan 2019

    My Lords, we enter a new year with another firearms Bill. We have had 35 pieces of primary legislation dealing with firearms since the Firearms Act 1968, which I think shows the seriousness of this subject and the continuing need of every Government to take action on a fairly regular basis as criminals adapt to whatever new laws are proposed. As a result of all these pieces of legislation,...
  • Plastic: Environmental Threat and Recycling - Motion to Take Note 19 Dec 2018

    My Lords, I too am grateful to my noble friend for introducing this debate. I have spoken about plastics before, and particularly about the Great Pacific garbage patch. This brings me on to what the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, said, which was absolutely right: we are small players in the world list of plastics misuse. It is a global problem, and particularly acute in the Far East and Africa....

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1965

Currently held offices

  • Member, Rural Economy Committee (since 17 May 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 13 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Communications Committee (25 May 2016 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, European Union Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs (21 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (17 May 2012 to 21 May 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment (18 May 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (9 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (8 Dec 2003 to 30 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (19 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (9 Jun 1997 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (5 Jun 1997 to 30 Nov 2000)
  • Minister of State (Transport) (Railways and Roads) (14 Apr 1992 to 11 Jan 1994)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (7 Jul 1987 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (2 Sep 1985 to 10 Sep 1986)
  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (14 Jun 1979 to 31 Oct 1984)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (24 May 1979 to 1 Feb 1982)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee G (28 Mar 1979 to 20 Dec 1979)


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