Archy Kirkwood

Baron Kirkwood of Kirkhope

Lord Kirkwood was MP for Roxburgh & Berwickshire from 1983 until 2005, when he was made a peer in the dissolution honours.

Political Career

Awarded Rowntree Political Fellowship 1971

Aide to Liberal MP David Steel 1971-5 & 1977-8

Chief Whip 1992-7

Shadow Cabinet Member without portfolio 1997-2003

House of Commons Commissioner 1996-2005

House of Commons Select Committees

Finance & Services 1992-7

Selection 1992-7

Liaison 1992-2005

Court of Referees 1997-2005

Chair, Social Security 1997-2001

Chair, Work & Pensions 2001-2005

Memberships

Former Trustee, Low Pay Unit

Former Chair, Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust

Director, Centre for Reform

Vice-Chair, All Party Post Office Group 2001-2005

Private Members Bills

Access to Personal Files Act 1987

Access to Medical Reports Act 1988

Lord Kirkwood is the Chair of the Information Committee in the Lords

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