the Earl of Kinnoull


Recent appearances

  • Criminal Finances Bill - Report (and remaining stages) 25 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I declare my interests as set out in the register of the House and, in particular, that I was chief executive of a class 1 major reinsurer in Bermuda for a number of years and have very wide experience of financial services in that country and generally. I pay tribute to the Minister and also to the noble Baroness, Lady Stern, in their respective ways. I am afraid that I can pay...
  • Technical and Further Education Bill - Report 27 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I had not intended to speak on Amendment 17, but I was on the Social Mobility Select Committee along with the noble Baroness, Lady Morris, and the issue of careers guidance came up very strongly throughout our year of investigations and featured strongly in recommendation 2. Our report came out in April last year and the government response was published in July. I would like to...
  • Crown Estate Transfer Scheme 2017 - Motion to Approve 23 Mar 2017

    I am not sure I have quite had an answer on the simple issue of whether the assets can now become political footballs: whether the Crown Estate Act absolutely applies, or whether the Scottish Government can depart from the Act or order the managers of the Crown Estate assets in Scotland to ensure alignment with Scottish policy objectives. Those are critical points—certainly for me.

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 February 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (since 26 May 2016)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (28 Jan 2016 to 29 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Social Mobility Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 16 Mar 2016)


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