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The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
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My Lords, I join others in welcoming my noble and learned friend to this House and to his new responsibilities as a Minister. With all due respect, I ask him to persuade his colleagues in government when advancing the cause of this particular legislation not to rely, when seeking to knock down Article 8 points, on factually inaccurate case law, such as that somebody was allowed to remain in...
My Lords, I join the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brown, in all that he has said, and I say with greater confidence, albeit with some reticence, if that is not a contradiction, that I disagree with my friend, the noble Lord, Lord Marks, with whom I am a fellow member of chambers. I think it is fair to say that the Back Benches of the Conservative Party in this House are now more greatly...
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposals in the Root and Branch Review of the Parole System, published on 30 March, are compatible with (1) the requirements of the Human Rights Act 1998, and (2) the UK's obligations under the European Convention of Human Rights; whether they have produced an assessment of the compatibility of that review with the provisions of the Human Rights...
Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2018
Previously MP for Harborough until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented Harborough
Lord Garnier campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 2 May 2017.