Lord Turnbull


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Recent appearances

  • Building More Homes (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 2 Mar 2017

    My Lords, let us start by giving credit where credit is due. First, the White Paper is candid in acknowledging the multiple failures in the housing market. Secondly, it recognises that the current target of 1 million homes over five years is too low. Although we are told that it remains in force, it has been completely airbrushed from the documents, presumably because it is clear that housing...
  • Finance Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) 13 Sep 2016

    My Lords, let me return to the report on the Finance Bill by the Economic Affairs Sub-Committee, of which I was a member. That highlighted a number of general concerns about the way in which the tax system is developing that go beyond the specific measures on the taxation of savings. I will focus on the following themes: complexity; destination; compliance; and communication. I first started...
  • High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Second Reading 14 Apr 2016

    My Lords, like many, I welcome the arrival of the noble and expert Lord, Lord Mair, to this House. We should also congratulate the House of Lords Appointments Commission on its foresight in appointing an eminent civil engineer and one of the world’s leading experts on tunnelling just as this Bill arrives here. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. My view on the Bill can be briefly stated. I...

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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, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 6 Dec 2016)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Leader's Group on Governance Committee (since 23 Mar 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Dec 2015 to 4 Mar 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)


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  • Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — below 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 12.09% 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") 96 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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