Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke


Helen Liddell



Joined the Lords

7 July 2010

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6960


UK Parliament

Post Date
Secretary of State for Scotland 2001-03
Minister of State (Energy and Competitiveness in Europe) 1999-01
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions) 1999-99
Minister of State (Scottish Office) (Education and Industry) 1998-99
Economic Secretary (HM Treasury) 1997-98
Committee House Date
Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee Lords 2013-13
EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection Lords 2013-
Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills (Joint Committee) Lords 2011-11
Constituency Date
Airdrie & Shotts 1997-05
Monklands East 1994-97

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chief Executive Business Ventures Ltd 1992-94
Director Corporate Affairs Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd 1987-92
General Secretary Labour Party in Scotland 1976-87
Economics Correspondent BBC Scotland 1975-76
Head of Economic Department Scottish Trades Union Congress 1971-74

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Non-Executive Director Visit Britain 2010-11
Member Independent Review of the Chinook Disaster Mull of Kintyre 2010-11
British High Commissioner to Australia Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2005-09

Member's focus

Business, industry and consumers
Culture, media and sport
Economy and finance
Energy and environment
European Union
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (formerly National Renewable Energy Centre Ltd)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Chairman, Good Governance Group (G3) (advice on security and governance issues worldwide)
    • Member, Advisory Committee on Business Appointments
    • Member, Advisory Board, Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • Visit to Edinburgh, 4-6 July 2014, to speak at Conference on Global Migration; two nights' hotel accommodation provided by Scottish School of Diaspora Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Association Member, BUPA
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Northcote Scholarship Trust
    • Trustee, Britain-Australia Society Educational Trust