Lord Turnbull

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Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (6th Day) 12 Mar 2018

    I do not think I was making a distinction between fees and charges—they are just words. They broadly mean the same thing and both suffer from the same defect.
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (6th Day) 12 Mar 2018

    I am about to get to that. There are other fees and charges which, as a matter of policy, raise more than enough to cover costs and these should be treated as taxes. I think that in the national accounts, even if the words “fee” or “charge” or “levy” are used, statisticians look at the facts of the case. If there is this surplus generated beyond the simple...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (6th Day) 12 Mar 2018

    If something generates a surplus, it is equivalent to a tax and should be covered by the same legislative understandings about taxes. There is a third category, where a conscious policy relates the fee not according to how much it costs to administer that piece of service to a business or a household but to something like wealth or income. The most egregious example of this was the recently...

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Profile

Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 December 2005

Positions held at time of appointment: Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service. (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (6 Dec 2016 to 17 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Dec 2015 to 4 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Leader's Group on Governance Committee (23 Mar 2015 to 14 Jan 2016)
  • Chair, Audit Committee (Lords) (16 Jul 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Audit Committee (Lords) (27 Oct 2009 to 16 Jul 2013)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Turnbull’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 12.19% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 102 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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