Lord Prescott hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
My Lords, I offer my congratulations to the noble, Lord Lester, for his Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) Bill, which I support on the balance of the arguments. As the noble Lord pointed out, it arises from a dispute between a Member of Parliament in the other House and a paper, the Guardian. Therefore, this conflict raises a number of points in my mind about parliamentary privilege. The...
My Lords, I wish to address my remarks to one line in the Queen’s Speech, which states: “My Ministers will also champion efforts to secure a global agreement on climate change”. That statement is further defined in an advice note on the Bill, which refers to achieving, “an international, legally binding, rules based agreement”. I want to talk about that because...
My Lords, the House will not be surprised that the Privy Council has rejected the PressBoF charter simply because it is not supported by all the industry or compliant with Leveson’s requirements. However, is the Minister aware that that caused a further delay? Why was it given preference over Parliament’s agreed charter? That delay was seven months and there is now another...
Entered the House of Lords on 8 July 2010
Previously MP for Kingston upon Hull East until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Also represented Kingston upon Hull East
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