Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted

Liberal Democrat

Recent appearances

  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 1 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I am in favour of this group of amendments. Amendment 39, in my name, follows the position that I suggested at Second Reading. The Euratom treaty is a separate treaty and can be separately amended. It provides options for Euratom other than being part of an all-in-one main deal. There is no doubt in my mind—and I have had reason to look at quite a lot of the EU...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (1st Day) 20 Feb 2017

    My Lords, the Government are about to take the momentous step of triggering Article 50. I never had any doubt about that happening. There is a White Paper, whose purpose is, as the Secretary of State said, “to inform all the debates … in the coming two years”.—[ Official Report, Commons, 2/2/17; col. 1219.] For the mother of all negotiations we have 73 pages, much of...
  • Businesses: Rights and Responsibilities - Motion to Take Note 8 Dec 2016

    My Lords, I declare my interests in the register, in particular as a director of the London Stock Exchange plc. I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, for securing this debate. I have much in common with his thoughts and those of previous speakers. We tend to look at the responsibilities of companies and corporate governance when there is a crisis or failure. The...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 1 December 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 6 Dec 2016)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (13 Sep 2016 to 9 Nov 2016)


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