Lord Taverne

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Commons Reasons 13 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I want to discuss a fundamental question. I think that we are absolutely justified on this occasion, for this amendment, in not giving way to the House of Commons, because it has now in effect abandoned the principle of parliamentary democracy and taken the view that the referendum verdict is sacrosanct and cannot be challenged. That is clearly the opinion of the Government. What...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report 7 Mar 2017

    My Lords, there is one other important reason why the final decision on Brexit should be a national referendum, not the approval of Parliament: Parliament has changed. We have abandoned the main principle that we are a parliamentary democracy and that MPs are representatives, not delegates. Instead, we have adopted the doctrine that the will of the people must always prevail. That is the...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) 21 Feb 2017

    My Lords, like the noble Lord, Low, who is not in his place at the moment, I want to talk about democracy. I never thought that, one day, speaker after speaker in a Commons debate, on an issue of immense significance for Britain’s future, would announce that, although they believed that Brexit would gravely damage our national interests, they would nevertheless vote to leave because 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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  • Has spoken in 13 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 46.33% 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") 155 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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