Baroness Suttie

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

Liberal Democrat

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) 26 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for being in touch with my noble friend Lord Alderdice and me about the Bill last week. I shall keep my remarks extremely brief as we consider the Bill a sensible and necessary approach to the circumstances in which we find ourselves, and we hope to see its swift and unamended passage through your Lordships’ House today. I begin by paying tribute to the...
  • Northern Ireland: Political Developments - Statement 28 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I, too, will start by thanking the Minister for repeating the Statement to your Lordships’ House this afternoon. I will also say that it is with a very deep sense of regret—despite the very genuine efforts by some—that we have reached this impasse. Let us be clear: the consequences for Northern Ireland of the failure of the political parties to reach agreement to...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) 7 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I pay tribute to the wonderful, heartfelt speech from the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Eames. I think I speak for many in this Chamber by saying that his speaking with such emotion makes us realise how important this issue is. The right of Northern Irish people to claim Irish citizenship is, as other noble Lords have said, set out in the Belfast/Good Friday agreement, the...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 28 Oct 2016)
  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)


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