Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Foulkes of Cumnock


George Foulkes



Joined the Lords

16 June 2005

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3474
Fax: 020 7219 5979

Web & Social media


UK Parliament

Post Date
Minister of State (Scotland Office) 2001-02
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Development) 1997-01
Committee House Date
Soft Power Committee Lords 2013-14
EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs Lords 2012-
EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection Lords 2011-12
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) Lords 2010-13
European Union Committee (L) Lords 2010-
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) Lords 2010-10
Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) Lords 2007-10
EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs Lords 2006-07
Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) Commons 2004-04
Foreign Affairs Overseas Development Sub-Committee Commons 1982-83
Foreign Affairs Committee Commons 1981-83
Constituency Date
Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley 1983-05
South Ayrshire 1979-83

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
MSP Scottish Parliament 2007-11
Councillor Lothian Region 1974-79
Councillor Edinburgh Corporation 1970-75

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Director Age Concern Scotland 1973-79
Director Enterprise Youth 1969-73
Director European League for Economic Cooperation 1968-69
President Scottish Union of Students 1965-67

Public life

Post Organisation Date
President The Caribbean Council 2011-
Chair GovNet Advisory Board 2006-12
Governor Westminster Foundation for Democracy 2006-12
Chair Heart of Mid Lothian Football Club 2004-06
Chair Caribbean Britain Business Council 2002-11

Member's focus

Culture, media and sport
European Union
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics
Overseas development
Dominican Republic
Latin America

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Chairman, Advisory Board of GovNet Communications (publisher and events organiser)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • President, Caribbean Council (which has replaced the Caribbean-British Business Council)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Age Scotland
    • Trustee, The Climate Parliament