Lord Palmer of Childs Hill

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

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

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) 18 May 2022

    Following that rather unique opinion, I am very happy to take part in this debate on the gracious Speech and what it did and did not say. Contrary to common belief, it is trade that makes the world go round. Does the Minister accept that the Johnson oven-ready Brexit deal has not led to an increase in trade but to significant falls in UK imports and exports, leading to rising food prices and...
  • Middle East: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps - Question 19 Jan 2022

    My Lords, I was pleased to hear the Minister say that he had read Roger Boyes’ article in today’s Times. Iran has been training drone pilots at Kashan. This week they attacked Abu Dhabi airport. Will the Minister inform your Lordships’ House of the involvement of the revolutionary guard in the training and belligerent activities of these drones?
  • Small Business Commissioner: Late Payments - Question 7 Dec 2021

    My Lords, will the Minister please say whether, in the trade agreements on which the Government are embarked, there will be some provision so that overseas companies pay their UK customers promptly?

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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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