Lord Tordoff

Former Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Falkland Islands — Statement 13 Jun 2012

    My Lords, some years ago I had the pleasure of visiting the islands with the South Atlantic Council, under the aegis of the noble Viscount, Lord Montgomery. On that visit, there were a number of people from industry and the arts with various connections here. In particular, there were two colleagues of mine from the oil side of the Anglo-Dutch company which I served for many years. They made...
  • Scotland Bill: Report (2nd Day) (Continued) 28 Mar 2012

    With all due respect to the Minister, he should not keep popping up and down. We are at the Report stage of the Bill and people should speak only once. I understand the pressure on him to intervene after what the noble Lord has just said, but this feels more like a Committee stage than a Report stage to me.
  • Procedure of the House (Proposal 9) — Motion to Resolve 8 Nov 2011

    My Lords, I like to keep the traditions of the House going, but I must say that "the noble and learned Lord" really is a bit odd, is it not? We had two Nobel prize winners in this House at one time, but they were not "noble and learned", they were just "noble". That illustrates the futility of this whole business. Of course, "learned in the law" is what it says, but we do not say that. I am...

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Former Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1981

Left the House of Lords on 13 October 2016

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (24 May 2005 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords) (7 Dec 2004 to 13 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Committee on the Speakership of the House (9 Jul 2003 to 19 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (2 Jul 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (2 Jul 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Personal Bills Committee (2 Jul 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (28 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (28 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Finance and Staff Sub Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (21 Jun 2001 to 7 Apr 2002)
  • Chairman of Committees, House of Lords (29 Mar 2001 to 13 Nov 2002)
  • Member, European Union Committee (22 Nov 1994 to 11 May 2001)
  • Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees (16 Nov 1994 to 29 Mar 2001)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Chief Whip (3 Mar 1988 to 31 Oct 1994)
  • Member, Finance and Staff Sub Committee (21 Nov 1985 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, Adminstration Sub Committee (5 Dec 1984 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (5 Dec 1984 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Leave of Absence and Lords' Expenses Committee (27 Nov 1984 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (20 Nov 1984 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (7 Nov 1984 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (29 Jun 1983 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (28 Jun 1983 to 16 Nov 1988)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (17 Nov 1982 to 15 Nov 1988)

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