Lord Duncan of Springbank

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

Conservative Peer

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Conditions of Employment: Republic of Ireland 15 Apr 2019

    Responsibility for employment policy sits with the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland. Employment law in Northern Ireland currently meets the commitments in EU legislation and in many cases exceeds EU-required levels of protection. It will be for a Northern Ireland Minister, once the Executive is restored, to make future decisions in respect of employment policy.
  • Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve 10 Apr 2019

    My Lords, it is good to be with you again. I beg to move that the draft order laid before the House on 4 March 2019 now be considered. The order is necessitated by the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, which sought to accelerate the procedure for how certain appeals are determined: namely, appeals on applications for consent for renewable energy generating station development and...
  • Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve 10 Apr 2019

    My Lords, the noble and learned Lord, Lord Davidson, is quite right that this is a very short correction. In discussing this with my officials, we came up with the phrase “a technical tidy-up”, which is broadly what it is meant to do. The oversight mentioned by the noble and learned Lord—my word, I actually know the answer to this one—refers to the definition of “waters”. Because...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 July 2017

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (since 27 Oct 2017)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (20 Jun 2017 to 27 Oct 2017)


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