the Earl of Caithness

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Recent appearances

  • House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) 7 Sep 2018

    My Lords, the reason for the figures that the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, mentioned is that when the elections took place in 1999, it was by and large the younger and most active hereditaries who were elected. It is not surprising that the gathering-in rate of Conservative hereditary Peers has not been as great as it is about to become. We are all getting older and my noble friend Lord True has...
  • House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) 7 Sep 2018

    My Lords, the point has been made about daughters inheriting titles. I would be in total support of my noble friend Lord Trefgarne’s Bill. I would be very happy if eldest daughters were entitled to inherit. In fact, I supported the Bill at an earlier stage. It is that mischief that needs to be corrected, not the mischief that there are only males, except for one, on the waiting list to...
  • House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) 7 Sep 2018

    My Lords, I was not going to move the amendment but I was provoked to do so by what the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, said earlier. I want to make the point that the noble Lord has spoken at length about the iniquities of the current by-election voting system. He said that we want to preserve it in perpetuity; in an earlier debate, I said that I do not want that. This is one example of our...

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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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