Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • Inflation - Motion to Take Note 1 Jul 2019

    My Lords, I declare an interest: in two weeks’ time, I begin to receive a Civil Service pension that will be uprated by the consumer prices index. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, and his committee on a rigorous and high-quality report, and on securing this timely debate. Public confidence in statistics is essential in a liberal democracy. I recall the words of Sir Michael...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Professions: Regulation 1 Jul 2019

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 13 June 2018 (HL8293) and Baroness Manzoor on 29 January (HL12896), whether they have published a response to the consultation Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation.
  • National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill - Second Reading 26 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I will speak briefly in support of the Bill. It would be poor form not to, since the Bill has its origins in George Osborne’s last Budget, when I was his Permanent Secretary. In many ways, it is a textbook piece of tax legislation. It originated from a proposal from the Office of Tax Simplification and reflects extensive consultation. I recognise that increasing tax on redundancy...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 October 2016

Currently held offices

  • Member, Audit Committee (Lords) (since 11 Sep 2018)


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