Lord Steel of Aikwood

Lord Steel of Aikwood

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Steel of Aikwood KT KBE DL


David Steel


Liberal Democrat

Joined the Lords

6 June 1997

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Post Date
Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament 1999-03
Joint Leader, Social & Liberal Democrats 1988-88
Leader of the Liberal Party 1976-88
Committee House Date
Privileges Commons 1979-86
Constituency Date
Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale 1983-97
Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles 1974-83
Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire & Peeblesshire 1965-74

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman Scottish Peers' Association 2012-
Presiding Officer Scottish Parliament 1999-03
Joint-Chair Scottish Constitutional Convention 1989-99
Leader The Liberal Party 1976-88
Assistant Secretary Scottish Liberal Party 1962-64

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Rector Edinburgh University 1982-85

Public life

Post Organisation Date
President David Hume Institute 2011-
Chair Carnegie Trust Commission for Rural Community Development 2004-06
Lord High Commissioner General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 2003-04
President Scottish Castles Association 2000-11
President Medical Aid for the Palestinians (Charity) 1997-04
President Anti-Apartheid Movement 1966-70

Member's focus

European Union
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics
Middle East

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director, General Mediterranean Holding SA (Luxembourg)
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Malawi, 17-22 August 2013, as part of all-party delegation on behalf of Results UK; cost of accommodation and most travel costs met by Results UK
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • President, Jaguar Drivers' Club
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Vice President, Association for International Cancer Research