Lord Taverne

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: The Customs Challenge (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 1 Apr 2019

    My Lords, I was not a member of the committee but, having read its report several times—it is not an easy read—I am impressed. First, as many speakers have pointed out, it provides convincing evidence once again of what would be the disastrous consequences of a no-deal Brexit, and I trust that the Commons will rule out that option conclusively. The report should be, or should have been,...
  • Brexit: The Customs Challenge (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 1 Apr 2019

    It was not exactly over a million; I cannot give more details. It would be an extraordinary travesty of justice if people who voted to leave because they thought that was what public opinion wanted now find that most want to remain. The only way to ensure that such a travesty of justice will not happen—and indeed to solve the present impasse among Government and MPs—is to give the final...
  • EU Withdrawal - Motion to Take Note 13 Feb 2019

    My Lords, it is often forgotten that in May 1940, when we faced our deepest crisis, it was Labour, led by Clement Attlee, that saved Britain. It put country firmly before party, and, with the help of Tories who also put country first, ensured that Churchill became Prime Minister instead of Halifax, and so prevented a humiliating peace with Hitler. Today Labour is once again in a position to...

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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 8 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 47.44% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 169 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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