Lord Burnett

Liberal Democrat 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

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Recent appearances

  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Second Reading 20 Jan 2021

    My Lords, I draw attention to my entries in the register of interests. I had the honour to serve in the Royal Marines, during which time I was involved in overseas operations. Before I speak to the Bill, I will highlight matters relevant to it, in relation to courts martial, which I believe should be changed. These matters arise from the successful campaign to rectify the terrible miscarriage...
  • Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 89ZA 22 Sep 2020

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Inglewood, who brings ministerial and practical experience as a farmer to this debate. I declare my interests as set out in the register. I shall speak to Amendment 89ZA and Amendment 93, tabled by the noble Lords, Lord Grantchester and Lord Krebs, my noble friend Lady Bakewell, and the noble Baroness, Lady Boycott. I spoke on food...
  • Agriculture Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 270 28 Jul 2020

    My Lords, I rise to speak to Amendment 271 and declare my interests as set out in the register. At Second Reading, I stated that for various reasons, which I gave in my speech, if we crash out of the EU at the end of the year without an agreement, there will be overwhelming pressure on the Government to compete a trade agreement with the United States as soon as possible. I also gave reasons...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 6 June 2006

Positions held at time of appointment: former Member of Parliament for Torridge and West Devon. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Planning), Department for Communities and Local Government (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jul 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (1 Jul 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (26 Feb 2002 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (12 Dec 2001 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Jul 2001 to 11 Oct 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 May 1997 to 1 Jul 2004)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jul 2004)

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