Lord Taverne

Liberal Democrat Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Agriculture Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 275 28 Jul 2020

    Hello, can you hear me? Nobody can. Just a moment—
  • Agriculture Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 275 28 Jul 2020

    Then that is all right. I have two apologies to make. First, I was listening to the noble Baroness, Lady Young of Old Scone, having followed the great debate with enormous interest—and admiration, to a large extent. Then suddenly the link with Zoom was broken and it has only just been restored, so I have heard no speeches since then. That is my first apology. Secondly, I have not taken part...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 8 Jan 2020

    My Lords, I believe that we are too ready to ignore some real present dangers to democracy. Johnson is of course no Hitler, but there are disturbing signs that he does not understand some of the basic elements of democracy, and we have no idea what we may stumble into. Certainly, neither Johnson nor the bulk of the present Conservative party—let alone the most influential figure in the...

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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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