Lord Wallace of Tankerness

Lord Wallace of Tankerness

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC


James Wallace


Liberal Democrat

Joined the Lords

17 October 2007

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 3526
Fax: 0207 219 5979


UK Parliament

Post Date
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords 2013-
Lords Spokesperson (Scotland Office) 2010-
Lords Spokesperson (Attorney General's Office) 2010-
Lords Spokesperson (Wales Office) 2010-12
Advocate General for Scotland 2010-
Committee House Date
Selection, Committee of (L) Lords 2013-
Procedure Committee (L) Lords 2013-
Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) Lords 2013-
Liaison Committee (L) Lords 2013-
House Committee (L) Lords 2013-
Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee Lords 2013-13
Constitution Committee (L) Lords 2008-10
EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture Lords 2008-08
Committee of Selection Commons 1987-92
Procedure Committee Commons 1987-92
House of Commons (Services): Accomodation & Administration Sub-Committee Commons 1985-87
Liaison Committee (Commons) Commons 1985-92
House of Commons (Services) Commons 1985-87
Constituency Date
Orkney & Shetland 1983-01

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Member of Scotish Parliament for Orkney Scottish Parliament 1999-07
Deputy First Minister of Scotland Scottish Executive 1999-05
Leader Scottish Liberal Democrats 1992-05

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Queens Counsel (Scotland) Faculty of Advocates 1997-
Advocate Faculty of Advocates 1979-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Member Commission on Scottish Devolution 2008-09
Chair Relationships Scotland 2008-10
Member Church and Society Council of Church of Scoland 2007-10

Member's focus

Crime, civil law, justice and rights
Energy and environment
Parliament, government and politics
Scotland (Orkney and Shetland)

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • In receipt of ministerial salary as HM Advocate General for Scotland
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Member, Faculty of Advocates