Lord Lang of Monkton

Former Conservative Peer

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Left the House of Lords on 30 June 2022

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (27 Jun 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • 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)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (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)

Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) 18 May 2022

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Craig of Radley. I claim no expertise in defence matters, but I have a strong sense of commitment to the maintenance of the defence of the realm. I will focus mainly on the Army, where I believe there is another side to the impressive list of actions mentioned by my noble friend the Minister in opening the debate. Last...
  • Loneliness Strategy - Question 23 Mar 2022

    My Lords, there can be no doubt that the subject of loneliness is very well worth discussion in this House, and we are all grateful that it should be raised. I would like to endorse the comments of my noble friend Lord Farmer when he pointed out the relationship between loneliness and family. Surely the most important unit of all in social policy considerations should be the family. I would...
  • UK Government Union Capability - Motion to Take Note 1 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I am grateful to be reconnected, albeit by telephone. It is notable that the word “referendum” has ceased to dominate the constitutional debate in Scotland in recent weeks. The reality has dawned that, although the country is divided—something that demands our attention—support for separation and a referendum has fallen and is now roughly where it was seven years ago. The...

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