Here is the latest nomination in our series highlighting people David Cameron should consider appointing to the House of Lords.
If you would like to nominate someone, please email Jonathan Isaby with your suggestion, ideally including key arguments for the nomination as well as biographical information. The sources of nominations will be treated confidentially where requested.
No. 48: Dr Eamonn Butler
Edward Heckels writes:
"Dr Butler was a co-founder of the Adam Smith Institute, for 30 years Britain’s leading think tank promoting free-market economic and social policies, and he has served as the Institute's Director for many years.
"Under Dr Butler, the Institute has been at the intellectual leading edge of the UK debate on privatisation, including the sale of state enterprises, the commercialization of government agencies, contracting-out of local services, and the introduction of internal markets in health and education.
"He has written numerous books on economic theory and practice and he remains a prolific writer in national magazines and newspapers on a broad range of subjects including health policy, economic management, taxation and public spending, transport, pensions, and e-government.
"Few people can equal Dr Butler's contribution to the development of policy on the centre-right of British politics. He would be a powerful supporter of free-market economic and social policies in the House of Lords."
> Previous nomination: Michael Dobbs