Lord Taverne

Lord Taverne

Full title

The Lord Taverne QC


Dick Taverne


Liberal Democrat

Joined the Lords

5 February 1996

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 0207 219 5979

External/Private Office

25 Tufton Court, Tufton Street, SW1P 3QH
Tel: 020 7233 2409


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 Lords 2007-09
Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I Lords 2005-07
Science and Technology Committee (L) Lords 2004-08
Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill Lords 2004-05
EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade Lords 2003-05
EU Sub-Committee A Lords 2002-03
Committee On Animals In Scientific Procedures Lords 2001-02
Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England Lords 2000-01
Financial Services and Markets (Joint Committee) Lords 1999-99
Constituency Date
Lincoln 1973-74
Lincoln 1962-72

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Minister of State, Financial Secretary Treasury 1968-70
Parliamentary Secretary Home Office 1966-68

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chair (and Founder) Sense About Science 2002-12
First Director and Chair Institute for Fiscal Studies 1972-83

Member's focus

Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Asylum, immigration and nationality
Economy and finance
Energy and environment
European Union

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Occasional lectures and articles, including regular lectures for Institute for Education Abroad
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Spectris (electronics)
    • Johnson Matthey (chemicals)
    • Britvic (beverages)
    • Rotork (engineering)
    • Legal and General (insurance)
    • Informa (media)
    • AMEC (oil equipment)
    • BG Group (gas)
    • BP (oil and gas)
    • Royal Dutch Shell "B" (oil and gas)
    • Tesco (retail)
    • Vodafone (communications)
    • Restaurant Group (travel and leisure)
    • HSBC (banking)
    • Halma (electronics)
    • Unilever (beverages and food)
    • Dechra (chemicals)
    • GlaxoSmithKline (pharmaceuticals)
    • Babcock International (support services)
    • N Brown Group plc (retail)
    • National Grid (utilities)
    • Law Debenture plc (equity investment)