Lord Falconer of Thoroton

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  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (3rd Day) 10 Jan 2018

    I have two comments to make in response. First, the Leveson 2 inquiry was promised. As I understand the position of the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, now, he is saying that maybe wrongdoing is going on and it is the same as was expected before, but promising Leveson 2 was a mistake. Secondly and separately, Sir Brian Leveson found in his report that the remedies of the law, the remedies to which...
  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (3rd Day) 10 Jan 2018

    My Lords, I came intending to support the amendment of the noble Baroness, Lady Hollins, asking in effect for Leveson 2, and the amendment of the noble Earl, Lord Attlee, in effect introducing Section 40 for data protection. The more I have listened to the debate, the more I am absolutely convinced that both those amendments are correct. I have found it appalling to listen to the smug...
  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (3rd Day) 10 Jan 2018

    I disagree with what the noble Viscount, Lord Hailsham, says—namely, that the facts are already known—because the apologists are saying that everything is okay now; I do not include him as an apologist because he has a slightly different position. I point to the case of the Bowles family, which indicates that things were not okay when the first Leveson inquiry was going on. The...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (11 May 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Constitutional and Deputy Priministerial Issues) (17 Oct 2011 to 11 May 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (8 Oct 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice (9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (9 Oct 2006 to 1 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee (4 Oct 2006 to 12 Oct 2006)
  • Member, Constitutional Reform Bill Committee (22 Mar 2004 to 24 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (16 Jul 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (13 Jun 2003 to 9 May 2007)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (12 Jun 2003 to 24 May 2005)
  • Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor (12 Jun 2003 to 8 May 2007)
  • Minister of State (Criminal Policy), Home Office (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Criminal Justice System) (29 May 2002 to 12 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Minister of State (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions) (Housing & Planning) (8 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Solicitor General, Law Officers' Department (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)

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