Lord Butler of Brockwell


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  • Brexit and the EU Budget (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note 6 Apr 2017

    My Lords, the members of the sub-committee which produced this report have perhaps been blowing their own trumpets. However, in this case we are justified in doing so because, under the skilful chairmanship of the noble Baroness, Lady Falkner, this report is a good example of the service which your Lordships’ House can perform for Parliament and the country as a whole. As the exposition...
  • Brexit and the EU Budget (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note 6 Apr 2017

    I accept that but the point is, as the noble Lord has said, that the budget for the periods after we leave have not yet been set so we are not committed to them. The annual budget for 2019 and 2020 has not been set, so I regard any claim on the UK in respect of those years as weak. As paragraph 46 of the report points out, this view seems to be shared by the German Finance Minister, Wolfgang...
  • Brexit and the EU Budget (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note 6 Apr 2017

    With respect, I do not take that view. These are employees of the EU and its institutions. If they are fired for whatever reason, their redundancy payment and severance terms will be determined by their contract and negotiation with the EU and the EU institutions. That does not seem to me a matter for which the UK has a liability. I again agree with the noble Lord, Lord Thomas, about the...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (25 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Leader's Group on Working Practices Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 26 Apr 2011)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (25 Nov 2009 to 15 May 2013)


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