Lord Forsyth of Drumlean

Conservative Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) 9 Sep 2022

    My Lords, I begin by congratulating my noble friend Lady Williams on her appointment as Chief Whip. I am very sad that her first duties should be in connection with this sad news, but we look forward to great things from her. My Lords, I am lost for words. Having listened to the fantastic tribute made by the new Leader of the House—what a tremendous 24 or 48 hours he has had—and to those...
  • Government: Ministerial Changes 7 Sep 2022

    They were right.
  • Low-Income Families: Energy Cost Support - Question 6 Sep 2022

    My Lords, does my noble friend not agree that the reason why 46% do not pay income tax is that this Government have raised their thresholds? If it was right to pay an extra £20 in universal credit during lockdown, when circumstances were bad—they are considerably worse now—should we not look to increase universal credit payments on a temporary basis?

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2020 to 22 Jan 2021)
  • Chair, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Sep 2018 to 8 Sep 2020)
  • Chair, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Sep 2018 to 8 Sep 2020)
  • Chair, Economic Affairs Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Chair, Economic Affairs Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • 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 15 May 2013)
  • 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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