Lord Blackwell

Conservative 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

  • Brexit - Motion to Take Note 19 Oct 2019

    My Lords, I draw attention to my business interests in the register, but of course, as always, I speak in a personal capacity. I will not revisit arguments that many have rehearsed about whether Brexit was the right decision. That decision has been taken. The issue now is how we move forward. I simply remind noble Peers that, for many, that decision was not simply a crude calculation of...
  • Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve 15 Jan 2019

    I must tell the noble Lord that I listen to his interventions with growing frustration, as very little of what he says is about the merits of the statutory instrument we are supposed to be debating. The noble Lord might wish it were otherwise, but Parliament voted to enact legislation which is now an Act of Parliament and states that the UK will leave the European Union on 29 March. The only...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (4th Day) 30 Apr 2018

    My Lords, I have listened very carefully to those noble Lords who have proposed this amendment but I have concluded, on the basis of the other arguments which have been set out, that it is fundamentally flawed, for both constitutional and practical reasons. As the noble Lord, Lord Howard, said, the constitutional argument is that it risks completely confusing the roles of the Executive and...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (16 May 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (11 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (13 Nov 2007 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, European Union Committee (29 Nov 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (8 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Dec 2002 to 6 May 2010)

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