Lord Duncan of Springbank

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Conservative Peer

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 July 2017

Currently held offices

  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 16 Apr 2024)
  • Member, Environment and Climate Change Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 21 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, COVID-19 Committee (11 Jun 2020 to 13 May 2021)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (26 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (27 Oct 2017 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (20 Jun 2017 to 25 Jul 2019)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (20 Jun 2017 to 27 Oct 2017)

Recent appearances

  • Asylum Seekers: Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity - Question 25 Oct 2023

    My Lords, I am slightly troubled by some of the remarks made by the Home Secretary, to be perfectly frank. There is a phrase, “performative utterance”. By creating a space in which it is possible to doubt and to sow that doubt you are therefore making it discomforting for those who might seek asylum in this country and all the good things which we have stated. I would like to believe that...
  • Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 47 15 May 2023

    My Lords, I realise that the hour is late and I do not intend to detain your Lordships long. I speak to Amendment 48. It is a cross-party amendment and this morning, when I began to consider this, I typed up some notes, which I have—but I do not have my glasses and I typed in a font far too small. I feel I am now a speaking metaphor for what the amendment represents. We have to be careful...
  • Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (5th Day) 15 Mar 2023

    My Lords, I preface my remarks to the hearty few who are left behind by saying that the Marshalled List is fiddly today, so bear with me if I go off the rails. The noble Baroness, Lady Harris of Richmond, will be taking part remotely. I remind the Committee that, unless they are leading a group, remote speakers speak first after the mover of the lead amendment in a group and may therefore...

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