Lord Nickson

Former Crossbench Peer

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1994

Left the House of Lords on 27 March 2015 — retired

Recent appearances

  • Scotland: Independence Referendum — Motion to Take Note 30 Jan 2014

    My Lords, I am honoured to be sandwiched between two Welshmen. To the best of my knowledge, the Nicksons were border reivers and, before the union of the Crown, stole cattle equally from the Scots and the English. I am delighted that my old colleague and friend the noble Lord, Lord Lang, has had such a wonderful debate and made such a memorable speech to launch it. He has instigated 40 other...
  • The Future of the Civil Service — Motion to Take Note 16 Jan 2014

    My Lords, I do not know whether the noble Lord, Lord Hennessy, who has been praised almost universally by speakers in this debate, is keeping a tick list, but I should think that the score is around 25 to one. The only difference is on the urgency for a commission. My mind is taken back to the first time that I was exposed to what might be the collective noun for Permanent Secretaries—I do...
  • Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2013 — Motion to Approve 16 Jan 2013

    My Lords, perhaps I may make three brief points. I am disappointed on two counts. It is quite right that the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, is not taking us through the Lobby, but after his inspiring and marvellous speech, it is a disappointment to me that I cannot go through the Lobby behind him to support him. It was one of the great speeches on an issue of huge importance to us all and it has...

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