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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Lord Turnbull’s votes
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Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Has never voted on more EU integration Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 15 absences, between 2008–2011.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 5 absences, in 2011.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Turnbull’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Turnbull’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are imposing a VAT charge on boats and yachts bought in the UK which are taken abroad and returned after more than three years.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, if a UK resident buys furniture in the UK and takes it abroad, they will have to make a second VAT payment if the furniture is returned to the UK after three years.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what comparison they have made of the impact on the maintenance of global temperatures until 2100 of adopting (1) net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, (2) net-zero carbon emissions by 2030, and (3) a reduction of 80 per cent carbon emissions by 2050.
More of Lord Turnbull’s recent appearances
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, EU Goods Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
- 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 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 Committee (Lords) (27 Oct 2009 to 30 Mar 2015)
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