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: Corruption 25 Jan 2022

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (HL13254 and HL13255) on 24 February 2021, what discussions they have had with the government of Belgium regarding reports that the Chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority is being sought by Belgian authorities in connection with charges of corruption and embezzlement.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Freezing of Assets: Libya 25 Jan 2022

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any (1) capital,(2) interest, or (3) dividend revenues arising from frozen Libyan assets held in the UK have been distributed since the invocation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970 in 2011.
  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Terrorism: Northern Ireland 24 Jan 2022

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with the government of Ireland regarding whether investigations should be undertaken into alleged crimes perpetrated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army before April 1998 at the meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference on 2 December 2021; what decision the government of Ireland had made on this matter; and what...

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UUP Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Member, Youth Unemployment Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • 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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