Lord Purvis of Tweed

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Trade)

Liberal Democrat Peer

Recent appearances

  • Trade Bill - Committee (4th Day) 4 Feb 2019

    My Lords, I am happy to contribute to the successful realisation of the noble Lord’s ambition to have an amendment on commencement. I want to make two final comments because I know the Committee has been working hard in offering scrutiny to the Bill, but before I do so I wish to thank the Ministers, and indeed the whole team, who have tried to answer on what was on some occasions an...
  • Trade Bill - Committee (4th Day) 4 Feb 2019

    I do not wish to make a glib point, but the Minister has referred to the Office for Students. The episode in relation to that office should remind us why we take seriously these aspects about the recruitment of those who will be the most senior in the TRA office. The Office for Students should be a good example for the Government of how an appointment process, while it might be prescribed in...
  • Trade Bill - Committee (4th Day) 4 Feb 2019

    My Lords, I wish to make two brief points in this large but important grouping. The first is in response to the point made by the noble Baroness and my noble friend Lord Fox. When the Secretary of State spoke at Second Reading of this Bill in the other place, he indicated that the Government’s position on the anti-dumping remedies regime would be public long before we considered this Bill....

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Liberal Democrat Peer, Former Liberal Democrat MSP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale

Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2013

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 1 May 2003 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election

Also represented Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Trade) (since 28 Oct 2016)
  • Member, International Relations Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jun 2015 to 7 Sep 2015)


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