Lord Wills

Labour Peer

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  • Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 124 13 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I rise briefly—the Minister will be relieved to hear—to support these amendments. What is important about them is that they would put on a statutory basis that the views of the victims will be communicated to the Secretary of State. As I have already said at some length, we need to do more and give more teeth to the powers of the independent public advocate, but this is a good...
  • Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 123A 13 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I am grateful to everyone who has spoken to this group of amendments. I think everyone, with the exception of the Minister, has spoken broadly in support of them. As always, I am particularly grateful to the Minister for his extremely courteous and open response to quite a weighty volume of amendments which covered quite a lot of ground. On the basic question of further engagement...
  • Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 123A 13 Feb 2024

    I am grateful to the Minister; he pre-empted me, as he could see where I was going to go next with this. He is quite right that the Inquiries Act 2005 is increasingly widely recognised as clunky and in need of revision, but that is not for now. That is inevitably going to be a lengthy process, and certainly for another Parliament, but we have this Bill in front of us. Giving the public...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 July 2010

Previously MP for North Swindon until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented North Swindon


Topics of interest

  • Education and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Departments: Freedom of Information
  • Citizens Juries
  • Common Agricultural Policy
  • Antisocial Behaviour
  • Public Order

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 22 Jun 2020)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice ( 2 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (28 Jun 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office ( 2 Jun 2002 to 11 Jul 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Criminal Justice System IT) (29 May 2002 to 11 Jul 2003)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Lord Chancellor's Department) (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) (29 Jul 1999 to 10 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Employment (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry ( 4 Jan 1999 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry) ( 4 Jan 1999 to 29 Jul 1999)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Book contract with Hodder Headline for two works of fiction.
8. Land and Property
Commercial premises in London from which rental income is received.
11. Miscellaneous
My financial interests and those of my wife are in a blind trust, the details of which have been laid in the House.

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