Former MP; Former MLA
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I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 13B withdrawn. Amendment 14 not moved. Clause 3 agreed. Amendment 15 not moved. Clause 4: Equal rights for people of Northern Ireland
My Lords, I welcome the opportunity to stand after sitting for so long. Amendment 13B, in my name, is grouped with two amendments in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, but I see no overlap between the two. The noble Lord’s amendments relate to the early stages of the process, when the Secretary of State has to formulate and issue guidance, whereas I look beyond that to what the...
I have a simple point. I am sorry to repeat myself from earlier on today, but abortion is legal in Northern Ireland. There is only one small point of difference in the law between Northern Ireland and England and Wales. Therefore, to talk about denial or otherwise is wrong: it is not a matter of law. The problems lie elsewhere.
Conservative Peer, Former UUP MLA for Upper Bann
Entered the House of Lords on 6 June 2006
Previously MP for Upper Bann until 11 April 2005 — General election (stood again)
Positions held at time of appointment: Former Member of Parliament for Upper Bann; former Leader, Ulster Unionist Party. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 17 May 1990 — unknown
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 30 January 2007 — Dissolved for election
Party was UUP until 30 Jan 2007; Crossbench until 16 Apr 2007
Also represented Upper Bann
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Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.
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