Lord Palmer of Childs Hill

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note 12 Mar 2021

    My Lords, first I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Khan. This is surely a Budget of unintended consequences. For two years, investment in plants and machinery will qualify for a 130% capital allowances relief, which means an extra £25 tax reduction for a spend of £100. I am sure the creative tax avoidance industry is already working on a redefinition of what is “plants and machinery”....
  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 8 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I have signed all the amendments in this group, which have been signed by noble Lords from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties and the Cross Benches—not very usual. As the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann, said so very clearly, all these amendments relate to a spouse—usually the husband—unreasonably preventing the dissolution of a Jewish religious marriage. My...
  • Inheritance Tax: Cohabiting Siblings - Question 10 Feb 2021

    My Lords, in support of the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, without a change in the law, it pushes siblings who can afford it to employ expensive lawyers to incorporate a discretionary trust in their wills, which on a joint estate of £800,000 will save tax of £130,000, not as the Minister has just said. Does she agree that there is an urgent need to change the law to make such imaginative tax...

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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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