Lord Purvis of Tweed

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Trade)

Liberal Democrat Peer

Recent appearances

  • Nuclear Weapons (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 16 Jul 2019

    My Lords, I have only a fraction of the experience and knowledge of the noble Lord, whose contribution to this debate I agree with. He gave very clear evidence as part of our committee’s inquiry and should be commended for the work that he is doing. The noble Lord concluded by referring to the combination of political and rhetorical instability and uncertainty. The noble Lord, Lord Howell,...
  • Domestic Abuse - Statement 16 Jul 2019

    My Lords, I concur with the Minister’s views about the noble Lord, Lord Judd. He will be greatly missed from the debate later today in the House. I served as a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Borders and can recall casework where there were administrative problems with individuals who had to tackle cross-border issues with regard to the legal framework and relationships between...
  • G20 Summit - Question for Short Debate 8 Jul 2019

    My Lords, it is always a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, who brings not only his experience but his refreshing objectivity and common sense to both the committee and many of these debates. I want to agree with him on a couple of points and will address them from my perspective in a short while. On the structure of the G20, while it is welcome that South Africa is a member, I also wonder...

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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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