Earl Cathcart

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

  • Fisheries Bill [HL] - Second Reading 11 Feb 2020

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow my noble friend Lady McIntosh. When I was about nine or 10, my father took me from our home on the River Dart in Devon to Brixham harbour to watch the fishing fleet leaving port on the tide. There were dozens and dozens—it seemed like hundreds to me—of trawlers fanning out to sea to their favourite fishing spots. It is a sight that I have never...
  • Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) 29 Jan 2020

    My Lords, before I start, I should say that I farm in Norfolk and that I am in receipt of these payments. As my noble friend Lord Gardiner has already so eloquently explained, when we leave the EU on Friday, the EU rules that allow these payments will no longer apply to Britain. Due to a peculiarity of EU basic payment funding, the 2020 payments are funded out of the EU’s 2021 budget year....
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Business Premises: Solar Power 26 Jun 2019

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for requiring all new industrial and commercial buildings to include extensive solar panel coverage on their roofs.

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Profile

Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 March 2007

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (since 13 Sep 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Scotland), Shadow Minister (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government and Scotland), Shadow Minister (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Communities and Local Government), Shadow Minister (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Scotland), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Communities & Local Government and Scotland), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Communities & Local Government), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Scotland (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)

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