Lord Turnbull

Crossbench Peer

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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, Economic Affairs Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (20 Jul 2022 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, EU Goods Sub-Committee (23 Apr 2020 to 31 Mar 2021)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee ( 2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee ( 1 Jul 2019 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee ( 4 Sep 2018 to 4 Nov 2019)
  • 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, Economic Affairs Committee ( 8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Leader's Group on Governance Committee (23 Mar 2015 to 14 Jan 2016)
  • Chair, Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (Lords) (16 Jul 2013 to 9 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (Lords) (27 Oct 2009 to 30 Mar 2015)

Recent appearances

  • Bank of England (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 2 May 2024

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bridges, for his skilful chairmanship of the committee and the support we had from the staff. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Moynihan, on shoehorning so many interesting insights into the conventional constraints of a maiden speech. In many ways, this was a difficult investigation. Serious criticism was made of the Bank’s performance by many...
  • Workers (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 8 Feb 2024

    My Lords, in the seven or so years since I joined the Economic Affairs Committee, it has produced a number of excellent reports such as those on education, training and skills for the half of the school leavers who do not go to university, building more homes, the operation of the Bank of England and the subject of today’s debate, Where Have All the Workers Gone? This was produced when I...
  • Net Zero (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 16 Oct 2023

    My Lords, I am now a member of the Economic Affairs Committee, but I was not when this report was published. Had I been, I would have endorsed it for bringing a measure of realism and proportion to the debate about net zero. It is helpful that the report recognises that there will be a transition, which will take several decades, during which there will still be a requirement for fossil fuels...

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