Lord Palmer of Childs Hill

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 5 Sep 2023)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 27 Apr 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (20 Jul 2022 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (Lords) ( 2 Feb 2021 to 10 Jul 2023)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) ( 5 Mar 2018 to 15 Apr 2024)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees ( 6 Nov 2017 to 12 Jun 2023)
  • Member, Personal Service Companies Committee (12 Nov 2013 to 31 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (20 Jun 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)

Recent appearances

  • People with Disabilities: Access to Services - Motion to Take Note 16 May 2024

    My Lords, I will concentrate on access to benefits, education to some degree and work for those with disabilities. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hughes, for tabling this debate and noble Lords for the wealth of knowledge that has been spoken in this Chamber in just the opening speeches. The Government announced a series of reforms in April. They are looking at reforming the fit note...
  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 27 14 May 2024

    My Lords, I support Amendment 27. The Bill has effects that were not thought of in advance. Local government pension schemes and their administrators have one thought in mind, which is to protect the financial interests of the pensioners and of the funds, and this amendment just clarifies the financial aspects of that. The administrators should not be involved in any international political...
  • Care Leavers: Universal Credit - Question 13 May 2024

    My Lords, further to the excellent Question from the right reverend Prelate, I say that young parents are one group particularly disadvantaged by the differential rates. As many of us probably know, having a child is very expensive, and is not made cheaper for the parent by their being under the age of 25. This was reflected under legacy benefits, where the higher rate was paid to young...

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