the Earl of Kinnoull


Recent appearances

  • 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.
  • Crown Estate Transfer Scheme 2017 - Motion to Approve 23 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for her usual eloquence in explaining the transfer scheme. However, I ask her for help on a number of matters in relation to the scheme. I should say that I am not in any way wanting to object to the devolution contained in the Scotland Act 2016, of which this forms a part and which was the statutory embodiment of the Smith commission agreement of November 2014....

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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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