My Lords, the House is aware of my interest as chairman of the YJB. Is the Minister aware of how grateful YJB staff are for the widespread support in this House for the work that they do? Is he also aware that, as indicated by the Question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, there is increasing and welcome co-operation among Whitehall departments —health, education and...
This is straining at gnats. I was a member of the Cunningham commission that looked at the Salisbury convention and put forward a report adopted by this House. It had one very clear point in it; that is, the House of Lords retains the right to say no. If it did not retain that right, there would not be a need for a Parliament Act. That is the only point that is made. The idea that the...
My Lords, in intervening in this debate, I must set the context in which I do so. Since March 2014, I have been chairman of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. The YJB is an arm’s-length body within the Ministry of Justice, responsible for the care of young people aged under 18 who are serving sentences in custody or in the community. We also work actively in programmes aimed...
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Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1995
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Nov 2014 to 24 Dec 2014)
- Member, Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill [HL] Committee (28 Oct 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
- Member, Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Jun 2012 to 24 Jul 2012)
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (13 May 2010 to 18 Dec 2013)
- Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (13 May 2010 to 14 Oct 2013)
- Leader in the House of Lords, Spokesperson for Constitutional Affairs (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) (10 Dec 2008 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Spokesperson in the Lords, Ministry of Justice (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
- Leader, House of Lords (22 Feb 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Leader In the House of Lords (22 Feb 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Member, Procedure Committee (L) (2 Dec 2004 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Member, Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) (2 Dec 2004 to 30 Oct 2007)
- Member, Liaison Committee (L) (2 Dec 2004 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Member, House Committee (L) (1 Dec 2004 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Member, Selection, Committee of (L) (24 Nov 2004 to 16 Oct 2013)
- Deputy Leader, House of Lords (26 Jan 2004 to 15 Nov 2004)
- Shadow Minister (Broadcasting), Culture, Media & Sport (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Member, Draft Communications Bill (Joint Committee) (29 Apr 2002 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, Public Service, Committee on (30 Apr 1996 to 19 Nov 1998)
- Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (3 May 1979 to 15 May 1987)
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- Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Has voted in 71.81% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1302 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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