The Earl of Caithness

Conservative Peer

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1965

Currently held offices

  • Member, Food, Diet and Obesity Committee (since 24 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 23 Jun 2020)
  • Member, Rural Economy Committee (17 May 2018 to 26 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 13 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Communications and Digital 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 and Privileges Committee (19 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee ( 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 and Privileges Committee ( 7 Jul 1987 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) ( 2 Sep 1985 to 10 Sep 1986)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., 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)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Land Use 1 May 2024

    To ask His Majesty's Government what percentage of Grade 1 and 2 lowland peat is let on annual farm business tenancies; and what steps they are taking to ensure this land is not being farmed in a manner that is accelerating its degradation and threatening future food security.
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seeds 29 Apr 2024

    To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure there are no delays by the Animal and Plant Health Agency in processing applications for new seed varieties; and when they will determine the causes of the current backlog of applications so that in future new varieties are made available to UK growers in a timely manner.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ticks 23 Apr 2024

    To ask His Majesty's Government, following the publication of the UK Health Security Agency report Health Effects of Climate Change (HECC) in the UK: State of the evidence 2023 in January, what steps they are taking to inform health professionals of the heightened risk to public health of (1) Lyme disease, and (2) emerging tick-borne diseases, including tick-borne encephalitis, from an...

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