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Alistair Carmichael

Liberal Democrat - Orkney and Shetland

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

(since September 2020)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

(since September 2020)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

(since September 2020)

Oral Question
Thursday 22nd April 2021
10:10
None
Oral Question No. 28
To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the potential effect of Government plans to mandate voter ID in future elections on levels democratic participation in the UK.
Department Event
Wednesday 21st April 2021
Northern Ireland Office
Oral questions - Main Chamber
21 Apr 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Northern Ireland
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Division Votes
Thursday 15th April 2021
Domestic Abuse Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 11 Liberal Democrat No votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 361 Noes - 218
Speeches
Thursday 15th April 2021
Oral Answers to Questions

What recent discussions she has had with her US counterpart on not re-imposing tariffs on UK exports to the US. …

Written Answers
Thursday 25th March 2021
Detention Centres: Durham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what visiting rights are planned for the proposed new immigration …
Early Day Motions
Tuesday 13th April 2021
Pressures on Baha'is in Mazandaran
That this House notes a report of 9 March 2021 by Federation International des Ligues de Droits de L’Homme alerting …
Bills
Thursday 5th November 2020
Plastic Pollution Bill 2019-21
A Bill to set targets for the reduction of plastic pollution; to require the Secretary of State to publish a …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 30th March 2020
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB …
EDM signed
Friday 26th March 2021
Reusable Nappies Week
That this House congratulates all those involved with Reusable Nappies Week 2021; notes with concern the average plastic consumption of …
Supported Legislation
Monday 6th July 2020
Tibet (Reciprocal Access) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to require the Secretary of State to report annually on restrictions on access by UK nationals to Tibet …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Alistair Carmichael has voted in 219 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.

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Debate information

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Sparring Partners
John Bercow (Speaker) (76 debate interactions) View debates with John Bercow George Eustice (Conservative) Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (69 debate interactions) View debates with George Eustice Andrea Leadsom (Conservative) (45 debate interactions) View debates with Andrea Leadsom View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Orkney and Shetland Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
343,406
c. 3,652 added daily
684,309
(Estimated)

Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 3 Mar 2021 Debated on - 15 Mar 2021 View Mr Alistair Carmichael's petition debate contributions
20 Jul 2021
closes in 3 months

We want the Government to commit to not rolling out any e-vaccination status/immunity passport to the British public. Such passports could be used to restrict the rights of people who have refused a Covid-19 vaccine, which would be unacceptable.

100,752
Petition Closed

End the export of live farm animals after Brexit.

Gov Responded - 16 Oct 2017 Debated on - 26 Feb 2018 View Mr Alistair Carmichael's petition debate contributions
19 Mar 2018
closed 3 years ago

The transport of live animals exported from the UK causes immense suffering. This trade is governed by EU law, not the UK Government.

The Government should plan legislation to ban the export of live farm animals in favour of a carcass only trade and introduce this as soon as we leave the EU.


Most recent EDMs signed by Alistair Carmichael

Date Tabled Title Signatures
13 Apr 2021
Alistair Carmichael signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Tuesday 13th April 2021

Pressures on Baha'is in Mazandaran

Tabled by: Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat - Orkney and Shetland)
That this House notes a report of 9 March 2021 by Federation International des Ligues de Droits de L’Homme alerting the world to increased pressures on Baha’is in the province of Mazandaran, Iran; further notes the text of a directive from the Commission on Ethnicities, Sects and Religions in the …
6 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Labour: 1
25 Mar 2021
Alistair Carmichael signed this EDM on Friday 26th March 2021

Reusable Nappies Week

Tabled by: David Linden (Scottish National Party - Glasgow East)
That this House congratulates all those involved with Reusable Nappies Week 2021; notes with concern the average plastic consumption of single-use nappies per child is equivalent to throwing away 17 plastic bags a day, or over 6,000 per year; acknowledges that nearly three billion nappies are thrown away annually in …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Labour: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
View All Alistair Carmichael's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

8 Urgent Questions tabled by Alistair Carmichael

Date Forum Title
2 Jul 2019 Commons Chamber Hong Kong
18 Jun 2019 Commons Chamber Hong Kong
10 Apr 2019 Commons Chamber Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Activists
23 Jul 2018 Commons Chamber Pairing
18 Jul 2018 Commons Chamber Proxy Voting
20 Mar 2018 Commons Chamber Leaving the EU: Fisheries Management
26 Apr 2016 Commons Chamber European Convention on Human Rights: UK Membership
7 Mar 2016 Commons Chamber Royal Naval Deployment: Mediterranean

Alistair Carmichael has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

6 Bills introduced by Alistair Carmichael


A Bill to set targets for the reduction of plastic pollution; to require the Secretary of State to publish a strategy and annual reports on plastic pollution reduction; to establish an advisory committee on plastic pollution; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Thursday 5th November 2020

A Bill to place requirements on the Government relating to the Sino-British Joint Declaration 1984 and human rights in Hong Kong; to make provision about immigration for Hong Kong residents including granting rights to live in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Tuesday 25th February 2020
(Read Debate)

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 3rd July 2019
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Date TBA

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision about the acceptance of Scottish banknotes throughout the United Kingdom; to oblige businesses and companies to accept Scottish banknotes as payment; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 11th April 2019
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Date TBA

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to set targets for the reduction of plastic pollution; to require the Secretary of State to publish a strategy and annual reports on plastic pollution reduction; to establish an advisory committee on plastic pollution; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 25th February 2019

A Bill to make provision about the disclosure of the quality of mobile telecommunications network coverage by providers and establish penalties for non-compliance; to provide recourse for consumers who enter contracts for such services that do not perform as advertised; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 2nd February 2016

340 Written Questions

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Detention Centres: Durham Asylum: Applications Official Secrets Official Secrets NHS: Migrant Workers NHS: Migrant Workers NHS: Migrant Workers British Nationality: Females British Nationality Law and Order British Nationality Biometrics: Coronavirus British National (Overseas): Hong Kong Investigatory Powers Commissioner: Annual Reports Migrant Workers: Health Professions Home Office: Overseas Aid Home Office: Overseas Aid British Nationality Migration: Windrush Generation Security Guards: Licensing Security Guards: Licensing Immigration: EU Nationals Immigration: EU Nationals Data Protection Facebook: Data Protection Extradition: Scotland Extradition: Scotland Extradition: Scotland Compass Contracts Compass Contracts Visas: Fisheries Counter-terrorism: Qatar Counter-terrorism: Qatar Telecommunications: Surveillance Telecommunications: Surveillance Telecommunications: Surveillance Telecommunications: Surveillance Telecommunications: Surveillance Dogs: Smuggling Dogs: Smuggling Aerials: Orkney and Shetland Asylum: Children Refugees: Children Radicalism Radicalism Radicalism Intelligence and Security Committee Intelligence and Security Committee Police: Bahrain Asylum: Children Visas Visas: Uganda Visas: Nepal Visas: Nigeria Asylum: Families Immigrants: Detainees Refugees: Children Emergency Services Network: EE Emergency Services Network: Aerials Emergency Services Network: Aerials Biometric Residence Permits Cedars Pre-departure Accommodation Facility: Children Visas Extremism Analysis Unit: Finance Extremism Analysis Unit Extremism Analysis Unit: Staff Upper Tribunal: Appeals Asylum: EU Law Asylum: EU Law Interception Warrants Asylum: EU Law Asylum: EU Law Naturalisation: Fraud English Language: Scotland Refugees: Syria English Language: Scotland Refugees: Syria State Visits: China State Visits: China State Visits: China State Visits: China Visas: Orkney and Shetland English Language: Qualifications Myanmar: Arms Trade Myanmar: Military Coups Nawaf al-Osaimi Iran: Baha'i Faith Palestinians: Evictions Palestinians: Evictions Palestinians: Evictions Palestinians: Health Services Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners Ethiopia: Dams British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus Embassies Embassies Diplomatic Service: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Hong Kong: Politics and Government British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Saudi Arabia: Females Saudi Arabia: Females Prince Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud Jamal Khashoggi Saudi Arabia: Women's Rights Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment China: Press Freedom China: Press Freedom China: Press Freedom Togo: Election Observers Hong Kong: Police Iran: Baha'i Faith Iran: Baha'i Faith Jamal Khashoggi USA: Intelligence Services Rendition Rendition Rendition Rendition Rendition Rendition Rendition Rendition Qatar: Politics and Government Qatar: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Qatar: Islamic State Qatar: Terrorism Armed Forces and Intelligence Services: Detainees Intelligence Services: Detainees Intelligence Services: Detainees Diego Garcia: USA Diego Garcia: USA Diego Garcia Diego Garcia: USA Diego Garcia Intelligence and Security Committee Intelligence and Security Committee Rendition Rendition Diego Garcia: Aviation British Indian Ocean Territory: Military Bases Diego Garcia: Detainees Egypt: National Security Egypt: Human Rights Bahrain: Politics and Government Bahrain: Ethnic Groups Bahrain: Prisoners Bahrain: Political Prisoners Electronic Surveillance Capital Punishment Illegal Broadcasting: Sports Illegal Broadcasting: Sports Illegal Broadcasting: Sports Football Association Premier League: Intellectual Property 5G: Rural Areas Mobile Phones: Foreign Companies Facebook: Data Protection Broadband: Scotland Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies Mobile Phones: Scotland Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies Broadcasting: Scots Gaelic Language Public Service Broadcasting BBC Alba BBC Alba Broadcasting: Celtic Languages Television Licences: Enforcement Mobile Phones: Rural Areas Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff Fuel Poverty Fuel Poverty Fuel Poverty Fuel Poverty Merchant Shipping: Minimum Wage Merchant Shipping: Minimum Wage Merchant Shipping: Minimum Wage Electricity: Prices Electricity: Prices Electricity Generation Data and Communications Company Energy: Meters Energy: Meters Wind Power: Scottish Islands Energy: Meters Energy: Meters Energy: Prices Energy: Prices Fisheries Livestock: Transport Livestock: Exports Agriculture: Subsidies Government Departments: Beverage Containers Environment Protection Fisheries: Orkney and Shetland Fisheries Convention Plastics: Seas and Oceans Noise: Seas and Oceans Plastics: Seas and Oceans Plastics: Seas and Oceans Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Databases Pets: Databases Dogs: Imports Dogs: Imports Dogs: Imports Dogs: Imports Business: Carbon Emissions