Lord Vaux of Harrowden

Crossbench 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

  • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 62 25 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I have added my name to Amendment 62A, proposed by the noble Baroness, Lady Bowles. We owe her our thanks for bringing this important wrinkle in the Bill to our attention. She and the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann, have already eloquently set out the reasons why this amendment is needed, so I will not detain the House for too long. The Bill creates draconian powers of investigation...
  • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 5 26 Oct 2020

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Noakes, and for once find myself in agreement with much of what she said. In his winding-up speech at Second Reading, the Minister said: “Under our proposals, the devolved Administrations will continue to have power to regulate within devolved areas, in so far as these do not cause a barrier to internal trade.”—[Official...
  • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 19 Oct 2020

    My Lords, I will leave detailed discussion of Part 5 to colleagues, but I will just say that I find the idea of a UK Government knowingly and deliberately breaking the law—to wriggle out of a deal signed less than a year ago—repugnant. It is not something that this House should accept. In the justifiable outrage over Part 5, however, there is a risk that the other flaws of the Bill get...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 August 2017

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Services Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (15 May 2018 to 23 Apr 2020)

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