Lord Turnbull

Crossbench 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

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change 27 Jan 2020

    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.
  • High Speed 2 (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 23 Jan 2020

    My Lords, at various times in government, business and private lives we find ourselves faced with a choice when things are not going well. Do we press on, having invested time, money and reputation, or do we step back and rethink? This dilemma was faced by Macbeth: “I am in blood Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er.” HS2 may not be in...
  • Post-18 Education and Funding Review - Motion to Take Note 2 Jul 2019

    My Lords, I start by congratulating Philip Augar and his review team on a thoughtful and comprehensive report on post-18 education and funding. Alongside housing and long-term care, this is one of the three great unresolved issues crowded out by Brexit. The area they investigated was looked at last year by the Economic Affairs Committee, of which the noble Lord, Lord Layard, and I are the...

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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, 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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