Lord Butler of Brockwell

Crossbench 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

  • Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 11 24 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I have put my name to the amendment from my noble friend Lord Anderson. Over the years of my career in government, I was involved in successive pieces of legislation governing intrusion by state institutions. They were necessitated by the European Convention on Human Rights judgments of the European Court, as well as by the growing availability of technology making such intrusion...
  • Ministerial Code - Question 24 Nov 2020

    My Lords, it would have been good if the Minister had condemned the terms of the question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Howard. Under this Prime Minister, the conduct of the Government and their Ministers has been criticised by the Supreme Court, the National Audit Office in relation to their conduct of procurement, the Commissioner for Public Appointments, the chair of the Committee on...
  • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 19 Oct 2020

    My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman of Ullock, on her maiden speech, which I heard with great pleasure from the Strangers’ Gallery. In the limited time available, I will not dwell on the anxiety and shame I feel about Part 5 of this Bill, which others have expressed so eloquently. I hope and believe that your Lordships will assent to the amendment in the name of my...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 23 Sep 2020)
  • Member, Gambling Industry Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (25 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (26 Oct 2010 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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