Lord Lang of Monkton

Conservative Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • House of Lords: Relocation - Private Notice Question 14 Jul 2020

    My Lords, the rumour is a persistent one. Does my noble friend agree that our bicameral parliamentary system strengthens the checks and balances of the Executive in Parliament? How would splitting the system and moving to York this House, in which no Government have a majority, improve those checks and balances? Is it not the case that this would not be decentralisation, as has been mooted in...
  • Covid-19: Economy - Motion to Consider 4 Jun 2020

    My Lords, I declare my interests as per the register. My right honourable friend the Chancellor is surely right to stress the urgency of getting his recovery plans under way as quickly as possible, as lockdown gradually becomes unlocked. He has a major challenge as he seeks to balance between borrowing, spending and taxation while retaining confidence in the stability of the public finances...
  • Immigration: Points-based System - Statement 25 Feb 2020

    My Lords, while I welcome this new development in immigration policy from my noble friend, in particular the flexibility to which she referred, which creates huge opportunities, I believe that this is an important policy that must be controlled and delivered from the centre, from the United Kingdom Government. Nevertheless, there are so many wide variations in different parts of the United...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (since 27 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Constitution Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Chair, Constitution Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 12 Jun 2014)
  • Member, Barnett Formula Committee (10 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (28 Jun 2001 to 7 May 2005)
  • Secretary of State for Trade (5 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Secretary of State for Scottish Office (28 Nov 1990 to 4 Jul 1995)
  • Minister of State (Scottish Office) (13 Jun 1987 to 28 Nov 1990)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Scottish Office) (10 Sep 1986 to 13 Jun 1987)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) (31 Jan 1986 to 10 Sep 1986)
  • Government Whip (11 Jun 1983 to 1 Feb 1986)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (30 Sep 1981 to 10 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (3 May 1979 to 13 Nov 1981)

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