Lord O'Donnell

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (3rd Day) 25 Apr 2018

    My Lords, briefly, I would like to thank the Minister and his officials for their work on this and for their constructive approach. I am very happy to drop my amendment.
  • Civil Service Impartiality - Private Notice Question 5 Feb 2018

    My Lords, I had the pleasure of working with the Minister in his many guises and, if ever there was a Minister who lived by the code he has just talked about, it is the noble Lord. Does he believe that those making allegations without supporting evidence against serving civil servants, who will not respond, are undertaking a form of bullying that, to be honest, actually diminishes those...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) 31 Jan 2018

    My Lords, this Bill started life as an oxymoron—let us be honest. The great repeal Bill repeals some EU law but transposes it back into UK legislation, and what we have heard today has made it clear that it is not that great either. As many have already pointed out, it has numerous technical and constitutional defects. As a former head of the Treasury, I salivate at the prospect of raising...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 January 2012


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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord O'Donnell’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 7.69% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 10 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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