Lord Teverson

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Nationality and Borders Bill - Second Reading 5 Jan 2022

    My Lords, I should come clean in that my family, the Teversons, are migrants themselves. The Teverson family reputedly migrated from Denmark in roughly the 10th century. I do not think we were particularly invited by the resident population at the time. There is no picture of us with horns coming out of our helmets, but we were definitely migrants into Suffolk. Since then, I have dwelt with...
  • Maldives: Tariffs - Question 14 Dec 2021

    My Lords, surely we need to be more flexible than that these days. I congratulate the Maldives Government on their sustainable practices, which the noble Baroness mentioned. The UK Government are rightly a champion of ocean conservation and biodiversity. Where there are good fishing practices, particularly for tuna, should we not give them strong trade preferences—yes or no?
  • Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] - Report (Continued): Amendment 39 6 Dec 2021

    My Lords, with this amendment we move on to Clause 5. It rather intrigues me, because it makes an exception of homo sapiens, and I wanted to ask the Minister whether that means that the Government see us as a non-sentient species. Perhaps he will answer that: if the answer is yes, I would probably agree, on track record. However, I will not detain the House. As my noble friend Lady Bakewell...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 June 2006

Positions held at time of appointment: Director of Finance South West, and former Member of the European Parliament. (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • Chair, EU Environment Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Chair, EU Environment Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (26 May 2016 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Chair, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (26 May 2016 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Dec 2015 to 4 Mar 2016)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (7 Sep 2015 to 30 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jun 2015 to 7 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, The Arctic Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Chair, The Arctic Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Chair, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (17 May 2012 to 21 May 2013)
  • Chair, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Spokesperson and team leader for Climate Change and Energy (30 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson for Climate Change and Energy (29 Jan 2009 to 30 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 Jan 2009 to 29 Jan 2009)
  • Member, European Union Committee (9 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (9 Dec 2008 to 22 Jun 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Whip (6 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Apr 2007 to 3 Aug 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Climate Change), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (10 Jan 2007 to 27 Jul 2007)
  • Whip (10 Jan 2007 to 5 Jul 2007)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (21 Nov 2006 to 26 Nov 2008)

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