Lord Purvis of Tweed

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Development)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 60B 22 Jun 2021

    My Lords, we started Committee with an amendment in the name of my noble friend Lord Fox. It sought to establish at the very outset of the Bill the principle that nothing in it would have a negative impact on the autonomy of our regulators. I am glad that we are able to say—well, not quite “We told you so”, but certainly the fact is that we have learned little in Committee that has...
  • Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 60B 22 Jun 2021

    My Lords, we started Committee with an amendment in the name of my noble friend Lord Fox. It sought to establish at the very outset of the Bill the principle that nothing in it would have a negative impact on the autonomy of our regulators. I am glad that we are able to say—well, not quite “We told you so”, but certainly the fact is that we have learned little in Committee that has...
  • Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 58 22 Jun 2021

    My Lords, I support Amendment 60 in my noble friend’s name, and I will speak to Amendments 65,66 and 67 in my name and that of my noble friend Lord Fox. This is a very short debate which in many respects reinforces points made in other groups, but it can be divided into two areas: first, the necessity of avoiding, where at all possible, using secondary legislation to amend primary...

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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

  • Member, European Affairs Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Development) (since 5 Jan 2021)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Trade) (since 28 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (25 May 2016 to 28 Jan 2021)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jun 2015 to 7 Sep 2015)

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