Lord Palmer of Childs Hill

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 37 14 Jun 2021

    My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for their contributions to this debate, which has been incredibly helpful. I particularly thank the noble Baroness, Lady Fraser of Craigmaddie, for introducing words like “whiff”, “processes” and “painless”. That is the whole point: this should be painless rather than putting things in people’s way. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Hunt of Kings...
  • Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 37 14 Jun 2021

    My Lords, this provision is often described as a “grandfather” clause or policy, or “grandfathering”, although those words are not in the amendment. It is a provision by which an old rule continues to apply to certain existing situations, while a new rule will apply to all further cases. Those exempt from the new rules are said to have grandfather rights, or acquired rights, or to...
  • Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 34 14 Jun 2021

    My Lords, I am a co-signatory to Amendment 34. In fact, I put the same one in because its source is the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, of which I have been a fellow for 50-odd years. I view that as an interest, I suppose. As has been stated by noble Lords, the amendment gives greater discretion over which foreign auditors and foreign audit qualifications are accepted...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Audit Committee (Lords) (since 2 Feb 2021)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 5 Mar 2018)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 6 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Personal Service Companies Committee (12 Nov 2013 to 31 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (20 Jun 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)

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