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Earl of Kinnoull

Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary

Became Member: 6th February 2015


Earl of Kinnoull is not a member of any APPGs
2 Former APPG memberships
Reeling, Union
Restoration and Renewal Client Board
27th Apr 2023 - 30th May 2024
European Affairs Committee
14th Apr 2021 - 12th Jun 2023
Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees
9th Sep 2019 - 29th Apr 2021
European Union Committee
25th May 2016 - 31st Mar 2021
European Union Committee
9th Sep 2019 - 31st Mar 2021
EU Justice Sub-Committee
26th May 2016 - 9th Sep 2019
Social Mobility Committee
11th Jun 2015 - 16th Mar 2016
Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee
28th Jan 2016 - 29th Feb 2016


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Earl of Kinnoull has voted in 172 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord True (Conservative)
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords
(23 debate interactions)
Lord Frost (Conservative)
(22 debate interactions)
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
(21 debate interactions)
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Legislation Debates
Northern Ireland Protocol Bill 2022-23
(2,588 words contributed)
Financial Services and Markets Act 2023
(1,453 words contributed)
Environment Act 2021
(1,446 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Earl of Kinnoull, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.


Earl of Kinnoull has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Earl of Kinnoull has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 1 Written Question

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
2nd Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each government department, from 1 July 2019 to 31 January 2020, on how many occasions the Scrutiny Reserve Resolution was overridden in (1) the House of Lords, and (2) the House of Commons; and for how many documents such an override occurred in (a) both Houses, (b) the House of Lords, and (c) the House of Commons.

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 and is no longer part of the EU’s decision making machinery so no further scrutiny overrides will require to be reported to Parliament.

Between July 2019 to January 2020, 348 Explanatory Memoranda on EU proposals and other documents were submitted for scrutiny.

Scrutiny during this period was interrupted by the dissolution of parliament. There were 54 occasions when the Government supported decisions in the EU Council of Ministers before parliamentary scrutiny procedures had been completed.

Historically, the largest category of instruments on which overrides have occurred have been fast-moving and sensitive Common Foreign and Security Policy measures including EU restrictive (sanctions) measures and during this period there were 40 occasions when such instruments were adopted before scrutiny could be completed.

The figures requested are set out below:

Department

House of Lords override

House Commons override

No. of overrides in both Houses at same time

Total no. of overrides

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

3

2

2

3

Defence

1

1

1

1

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

1

5

1

5

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

34

39

33

40

HM Treasury

3

3

3

3

International Development

1

1

1

1

International Trade

1

1

1

1

Totals

44

52

42

54

Lord True
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords