Lord Butler of Brockwell

Crossbench Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Gambling: Loot Boxes - Question 19 May 2022

    My Lords, bearing in mind that loot boxes may be a first step in children developing a gambling addiction in later life, how can the Government justify an 18-month delay before responding to the consultation, which was completed in November 2020?
  • Easter Recess: Government Update - Statement 25 Apr 2022

    My Lords, I will refer to the first part of the Prime Minister’s Statement. It will be understood how distressing it has been for those of us for whom it was the greatest privilege of our lives to work in 10 Downing Street in support of the Heads of our Governments to hear the accounts of what went on there during the regulations over Covid. I revert to a question I raised with the Leader...
  • Elections Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 63 25 Apr 2022

    My Lords, I have added my name to the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Rooker, and I really need to add very little to what he has said. It is very difficult to see why there should be opposition to a requirement that political parties should have “a reasonable and proportionate risk-based policy for identifying the true source of donations.” The Government’s answer to this, which the...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • 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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