Lord Forsyth of Drumlean

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Xinjiang: Forced Labour - Statement 19 Jan 2021

    My Lords, my noble friend said a few moments ago that he had to be consistent with what he said before. I would like to raise with him the issue, which is being discussed now in the other place, of the determination of the crime of genocide. He has always said that that is a matter for the courts, yet Ministers and the Government are now arguing that it would be quite wrong for the High Court...
  • Biodiversity: Impact of Neonicotinoids - Question 14 Jan 2021

    My Lords, I declare my interest as a rather poor amateur beekeeper, for environmental reasons. Give that the evidence is that neonics are highly toxic to bees—5,000 to 10,000 times more than DDT—the importance of pollinators, and that we know that the residue which is lethal to bees will lie on leaves for several days, is it really sensible to even consider opening the door to the use of...
  • Gambling - Question 7 Jan 2021

    My Lords, when I was a Minister in the Home Office in charge of gambling some 25 years ago, the rule was that operators were not allowed to stimulate demand. They were prevented from advertising or doing anything that encouraged people to gamble. Now, people are being bombarded on television and on the internet with offers of free bets and goodness knows what else. Is it any wonder, with many...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 4 Sep 2018)
  • Chair, Economic Affairs Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)
  • Chair, Economic Affairs Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Sep 2018 to 8 Sep 2020)
  • Chair, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Sep 2018 to 4 Mar 2016)
  • Chair, Economic Affairs Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Dec 2015 to 4 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 27 Jun 2017)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (25 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Soft Power Committee (16 May 2013 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (15 Dec 2008 to 27 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Barnett Formula Committee (10 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (6 Mar 2000 to 11 May 2001)
  • Secretary of State for Scottish Office (5 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (20 Jul 1994 to 5 Jul 1995)
  • Minister of State (Department of Employment) (14 Apr 1992 to 19 Jul 1994)
  • Minister of State (Scottish Office) (7 Sep 1990 to 13 Apr 1992)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Scottish Office) (13 Jun 1987 to 7 Sep 1990)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)

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