Lord Forsyth of Drumlean

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Covid-19 Update - Statement 14 Sep 2020

    My Lords, can my noble friend tell me what the Government have identified in English children under 12, including babies, that makes them, to use his phrase, “a vector of infection and a Covid hazard”, that does not apply to children in Scotland, who have been back at school for weeks? And on the subject of making things easier to understand—simplifying matters—why is it okay in...
  • Covid-19 Update - Statement 14 Sep 2020

    My Lords, can my noble friend tell me what the Government have identified in English children under 12, including babies, that makes them, to use his phrase, “a vector of infection and a Covid hazard”, that does not apply to children in Scotland, who have been back at school for weeks? And on the subject of making things easier to understand—simplifying matters—why is it okay in...
  • Kickstart Scheme - Commons Urgent Question 7 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend on this excellent scheme and the speed with which she has put it in place. I understand why it has been necessary to focus on people who will give an opportunity to a batch of youngsters, but the real hope will be small businesses that can help one or two. Once the scheme is up and running, will she consider the ways in which small employers can engage...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 4 Sep 2018)
  • Chair, 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 4 Mar 2016)
  • Chair, Economic Affairs Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Dec 2015 to 4 Sep 2018)
  • 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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