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, 3 months 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
30 Jun 2020
Mr Alistair Carmichael signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 30th June 2020

Intelligence and Security Committee Report on alleged Russian interference in UK Democracy

Tabled by: Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat - Bath)
That this House calls on the Government to urgently reinstate the Intelligence and Security Committee so that it can publish the delayed report on alleged Russian Interference in UK democracy; notes that this is the longest period following an election that the Intelligence and Security Committee has gone without being …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 10
Labour: 6
Scottish National Party: 5
Alliance: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
17 Jun 2020
Mr Alistair Carmichael signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 18th June 2020

Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Tabled by: Christine Jardine (Liberal Democrat - Edinburgh West)
That this House recognises the significant impact that Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, SPMS, has upon those with the disease, their families, the NHS and society overall; welcomes the recently launched report “The Forgotten Many: A 2020 Vision for Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis” which challenges the status quo in the treatment …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 9
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
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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
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 25 February, 2020 2nd reading: House of Commons

23 Oct 2020

12 Jun 2020, 12:57 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
Ten Minute Bill
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.


112 Written Questions asked by Mr Alistair Carmichael

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Ethiopia: Dams British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus Embassies Embassies Diplomatic Service: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus Hong Kong: Politics and Government 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 Illegal Broadcasting: Sports Illegal Broadcasting: Sports Illegal Broadcasting: Sports Football Association Premier League: Intellectual Property 5G: Rural Areas Facebook: Data Protection Broadband: Scotland BeoutQ Illegal Broadcasting: Internet BeoutQ Trade Agreements: Israel Trade Agreements: United Arab Emirates