Lord Boyd of Duncansby

Non-affiliated Peer

Not eligible to take part in the work of the House of Lords due to being a member of the judiciary. See the Ineligible members of the House of Lords page on Parliament's website and Section 137 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.


Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 3 July 2006

Positions held at time of appointment: Lord Advocate, Scottish Executive. (from Number 10 press release)

Party was Crossbench until 5 Oct 2006; Labour until 28 Jun 2012

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 28 Jun 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee ( 6 Jun 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)

Recent appearances

  • Scotland Bill: Report (1st Day) 26 Mar 2012

    My Lords, before I address the amendments that the noble and learned Lord has spoken to, I should place on record the fact that the handling of this Bill has been nothing short of scandalous. To start three hours late, almost on the dinner hour, is quite unforgiveable. Yet again, those of us who are participating in this Bill are under pressure to sit longer and at unusual times to...
  • Scotland Bill — Committee (5th Day) 21 Mar 2012

    My Lords, my noble friend has suggested that as I have sat here all night, I should at least say something. It seems to me that the amendment puts the issue of competence beyond doubt. However, I am not wholly convinced that this is necessary because it seems to me that once you confer competence, the legislative provision that flows from it will always flow from it even if you subsequently...
  • Scotland Bill: Committee (3rd Day) 28 Feb 2012

    I can quite understand the noble and learned Lord's wish to progress matters. I am not entirely clear where to start. The amendment before this House is that: "Before commencing discussions with representatives of foreign governments or inter-governmental organisations, Scottish Ministers are required to obtain consent to the discussions from a Minister of the Crown". It seems that we have...

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