Lord Taverne

Liberal Democrat Peer

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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)

Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) 18 May 2022

    My Lords, I will discuss trade and our relations with the European Union, matters which are integral to our domestic, economic and political health, as well as the wider international picture. Some Labour voices urge us to stop talking about Brexit. Why on earth would we do that? Brexit is not done; it was a profound mistake, the dire consequences of which are becoming more evident every day....
  • Nationality and Borders Bill - Second Reading 5 Jan 2022

    My Lords, I believe this Bill is one of the most inhumane Bills yet put forward by the Government. I will discuss the attitude of the Home Secretary towards people seeking asylum. Even before she was responsible for them, this country treated people seeking asylum worse than most other western democracies. In the United Kingdom, people seeking asylum cannot work for the first 12 months and...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Faith Schools: Admissions 17 Nov 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of schools practising religiously selective admissions; what proportion of school places are subject to such selection; and what plans they have, if any, to include this information in school statistics.

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