Lord Barnett

Former Labour 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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A selection of Lord Barnett's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Public Expenditure 13 Oct 2014

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, according to the latest figures, what is the difference between the average public expenditure per head in Scotland and in England; and whether that figure has increased since the Select Committee on the Barnett Formula published its report in 2009.
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Public Expenditure 26 Sep 2014

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent calculations by the Taxpayers’ Alliance that £120 billion of public funds was wasted last year; and what actions they are taking to ensure that public spending offers value for money.
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Tax Allowances 26 Sep 2014

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Newby on 9 July (HL Deb, cols 209–11), whether they intend to continue to encourage investments in (1) the alternative investment market, (2) start-up businesses, and (3) forestry, in the light of the tax relief available for such investments.

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Profile

Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1983

Left the House of Lords on 1 November 2014 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (19 Nov 2002 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (28 Jun 2001 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (7 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, European Union Committee (22 Nov 1994 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (22 Nov 1994 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (13 Nov 1984 to 6 Nov 1986)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (1 Jan 1980 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (1 Jan 1980 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (4 May 1979 to 14 Jul 1979)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (3 May 1979 to 1 Jan 1980)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (7 Mar 1974 to 4 May 1979)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (1 Aug 1970 to 31 Jul 1974)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Aug 1970 to 31 Jul 1974)

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