Lord Wills

Labour Peer

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  • Public Advocate Bill [HL] - Second Reading 16 Jun 2023

    My Lords, I am very grateful to all noble Lords who have taken part in this debate. It has been a short debate, but I hope it has been another stage in making a profound difference to the lives of those who, in the future, may be involved in public tragedies, which, as the Minister said, are inevitable. I also hope it will make a difference to those who, out of a clear blue sky, find their...
  • Public Advocate Bill [HL] - Second Reading 16 Jun 2023

    I am grateful to the Minister; I would not dream of expecting him to make any commitments today, but I am grateful for his willingness to listen, because it suggests a willingness to accept amendments that go in a slightly different direction. He rightly points out that this is not the time to debate the Victims and Prisoners Bill, but I draw his attention to his remarks about the complexity...
  • Public Advocate Bill [HL] - Second Reading 16 Jun 2023

    As some noble Lords may remember, this is the second time I have moved that this Bill be read a second time. The first was more than seven years ago, when it received wide cross-party support. I then outlined how the Bill, which provides better support for victims and families bereaved in public disasters, had grown out of my experience as a Minister who devised the Hillsborough Independent...

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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)

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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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