Mr Alistair Carmichael

Liberal Democrat Chief Whip

(since June 2017)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

(since January 2020)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

(since January 2020)
Mr Alistair Carmichael Portrait

Liberal Democrat

Member for Orkney and Shetland

carmichaela@parliament.uk / acarmichaelmp

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Commons debate information for Mr Alistair Carmichael

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Petition debates participated in by Mr Alistair Carmichael

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
100,752
Petition Closed

End the export of live farm animals after Brexit.

Gov Responded - 16 Oct 2017 Debated on - 26 Feb 2018 View Mr Alistair Carmichael's petition debate contributions
19 Mar 2018
closed 2 years ago

The transport of live animals exported from the UK causes immense suffering. This trade is governed by EU law, not the UK Government.

The Government should plan legislation to ban the export of live farm animals in favour of a carcass only trade and introduce this as soon as we leave the EU.

Significant Petitions within Mr Alistair Carmichael's constituency


Most recent EDMs signed by Mr Alistair Carmichael

Date Tabled Title Signatures
24 Mar 2020
Mr Alistair Carmichael signed this EDM as a sponsor on 24 Mar 2020
Hong Kong and Magnitsky-style sanctions
Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House notes with profound concern the ongoing breaches by China and its controlled regime in Hong Kong of basic principles of human rights and specifically of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong; welcomes the commitment by Her Majesty’s Government to develop a regime for the introduction of …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Mar 2020)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Green Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
18 Mar 2020
Mr Alistair Carmichael signed this EDM on 23 Mar 2020
Repatriation of UK nationals from countries that have closed borders
Tabled by: Jonathan Edwards (Plaid Cymru - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
That this House notes that as a result of the covid-19 outbreak, a number of countries have closed their borders to contain the virus; notes that as a result many UK subjects are stranded; calls on the Government to negotiate with all countries where borders have closed, ways of repatriating …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Mar 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Scottish National Party: 9
Liberal Democrat: 7
Plaid Cymru: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
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Commons initiatives led by Mr Alistair Carmichael

6 Urgent Questions tabled by Mr Alistair Carmichael

Date Forum Title
2 Jul 2019 Commons Chamber Hong Kong
18 Jun 2019 Commons Chamber Hong Kong
10 Apr 2019 Commons Chamber Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Activists
23 Jul 2018 Commons Chamber Pairing
18 Jul 2018 Commons Chamber Proxy Voting
20 Mar 2018 Commons Chamber Leaving the EU: Fisheries Management

4 Adjournment Debates led by Mr Alistair Carmichael

Date Forum Title
10 Jun 2019 Commons Chamber UK Foreign Policy: China and Hong Kong
8 Apr 2019 Commons Chamber UK Fishing Industry: Non-EEA Visas
21 Nov 2018 Commons Chamber Tourism Industry: VAT Reduction
11 Jul 2018 Commons Chamber Fishing Industry: Visas for Non-EEA Citizens

4 Bills introduced by Mr Alistair Carmichael

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Hong Kong Bill 2019-21
Presented by Mr Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat)
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule) 1st reading: House of Commons 25 February, 2020 2nd reading: House of Commons

26 Jun 2020

26 Mar 2020, 4:21 p.m.

A Bill to place requirements on the Government relating to the Sino-British Joint Declaration 1984 and human rights in Hong Kong; to make provision about immigration for Hong Kong residents including granting rights to live in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

Plastic Pollution (No. 2) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Mr Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat)
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule) 1st reading: House of Commons 3 July, 2019 4 Jul 2019, 11:11 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.

Legal Tender (Scottish Banknotes) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Mr Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat)
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill) 1st reading: House of Commons 11 April, 2019 12 Apr 2019, 10:43 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision about the acceptance of Scottish banknotes throughout the United Kingdom; to oblige businesses and companies to accept Scottish banknotes as payment; and for connected purposes.

Plastic Pollution Bill 2017-19
Presented by Mr Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat)
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill) 1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 20 Mar 2019, 6:19 p.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to set targets for the reduction of plastic pollution; to require the Secretary of State to publish a strategy and annual reports on plastic pollution reduction; to establish an advisory committee on plastic pollution; and for connected purposes.


88 Written Questions asked by Mr Alistair Carmichael

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Jamal Khashoggi Saudi Arabia: Females Saudi Arabia: Females Prince Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud Saudi Arabia: Women's Rights Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment China: Press Freedom China: Press Freedom China: Press Freedom Togo: Election Observers Hong Kong: Police Jamal Khashoggi USA: Intelligence Services Rendition Rendition Rendition Rendition Rendition Rendition Rendition Rendition Qatar: Politics and Government Qatar: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Qatar: Islamic State Qatar: Terrorism British Nationality Migration: Windrush Generation Security Guards: Licensing Security Guards: Licensing Immigrants Immigrants Data Protection Facebook: Data Protection Extradition: Scotland Extradition: Scotland Extradition: Scotland Compass Contracts Compass Contracts Visas: Fisheries Counter-terrorism: Qatar Counter-terrorism: Qatar Fisheries Livestock: Transport Livestock: Exports Environment Protection Fisheries: Orkney and Shetland Noise: Seas and Oceans Plastics: Seas and Oceans Plastics: Seas and Oceans Plastics: Seas and Oceans Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Databases Pets: Databases Dogs: Imports Local Government: Elections Immigrants: Commonwealth Elections: Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group Conservative Party-DUP Agreement Conservative Party-DUP Agreement Cycleways and Pedestrian Areas: Horses Shipping: Minimum Wage Shipping: Minimum Wage Shipping: Minimum Wage