A selection of Lord Taverne's votes
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Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 8 absences, between 2008–2011
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My Lords, I will concentrate on the effect of the Government’s decision to stay out of the customs union, their plans for controlling immigration even though that is not yet an official paper, and the prospects of a new referendum. First, I find so depressing the Government’s complacency and lack of realism. This is one factor why our negotiators seem much better at losing friends...
My Lords, today’s conventional wisdom among pro-Europeans is that we must go for a soft Brexit. Some say, “Stay in the single market, the customs union, or both, or have some sort of Norwegian solution”. I contest that view. I doubt whether a soft Brexit will be on offer; I believe it will not be acceptable to the Government if offered, and if it were acceptable it would not...
My Lords, I start by thanking the Library for its most helpful analysis of the issues and arguments we are discussing today. I believe that few things can be more important than the proposed task of the Joint Committee to clarify the options for the promised vote in Parliament on the outcome of the negotiations. At the moment, I submit, the offered choice is meaningless. What are the possible...
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Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1996
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (14 Nov 2007 to 12 Nov 2009)
- Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (6 Jun 2005 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Treasury (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (1 Dec 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
- Member, Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill (30 Nov 2004 to 7 Apr 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Treasury (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (26 Nov 2003 to 7 May 2005)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee A (13 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
- Member, Committee On Animals In Scientific Procedures (28 Jun 2001 to 16 Jul 2002)
- Member, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (6 Dec 2000 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Financial Services and Markets (Joint Committee) (2 Mar 1999 to 11 Nov 1999)
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- Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Taverne’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 46.36% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 157 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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