Lord Empey

UUP Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Libya: Freezing of Assets 14 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the request by the Libyan Investment Authority to the UN to access frozen assets, including assets frozen in London; and what steps they will take to ensure that such assets are not released without an agreement to compensate the victims of IRA terrorist acts.
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Libya: Freezing of Assets 14 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the request by the Libyan Investment Authority to the UN to allow the Libyan Investment Authority to invest frozen assets; and what steps they plan to take in response.
  • Rule of Law - Private Notice Question 10 Sep 2020

    At the beginning of July, the Government allocated £25 million to help businesses in Northern Ireland manage the regulatory and customs consequences arising from the Northern Ireland protocol. By 29 August, this sum had risen to a staggering £355 million. Can my noble and learned friend explain how a unionist Government are allocating hundreds of millions of pounds to police a border,...

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UUP Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)
  • Member, Bribery Act 2010 Committee (since 17 May 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (25 May 2016 to 25 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Extradition Law Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 25 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Personal Service Companies Committee (12 Nov 2013 to 31 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee (29 May 2012 to 28 Feb 2013)

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