Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood

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Recent appearances

  • Human Rights Act 1998 - Motion to Take Note 14 Jul 2022

    My Lords, some 40 years ago—that is, some 20 years before the 1998 Act—I used to appear for the UK Government in Strasbourg. I regularly—almost invariably—lost their cases. My record there was: played 12, lost 10, drew 1, won 1. That counted as not a bad record in those days. I then spent some 30 years on the Bench, roughly half of it before the 1998 Act came into force in 2000 and...
  • Bill of Rights - Statement 23 Jun 2022

    By reference to the question of the noble Lord, Lord Hannan, does the Minister remember a time when, for example, prison staff read all prisoners’ correspondence to stop them petitioning? There were a number of practices with regard to prisoners, but it was only under orders of the Strasbourg court—orders which the Home Office was happy to lose; I was arguing them—that our prison regime...
  • Standards of Behaviour and Honesty in Political Life - Motion to Take Note 23 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I join in the tributes to my noble friend Lord Morse. Plainly, the standards of behaviour and honesty in political life bear on the democratic process and a reduction in those standards weakens democracy, because reduced standards lessen public trust and confidence in our rulers and our governing institutions. As a result, people are less willing to participate in the political...

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Entered the House of Lords on 13 January 2004

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct (since 11 Jul 2013)
  • Chair, Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct (since 11 Jul 2013)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Conduct Committee (9 May 2019 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Extradition Law Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 25 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (11 Jul 2013 to 5 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Union Committee (24 May 2005 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (24 May 2005 to 30 Nov 2007)

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