Lord Jenkins of Hillhead

Former Liberal Democrat Peer

Recent appearances

  • Iraq 24 Sep 2002

    My Lords, I agree with all of the clearly stated premises of the noble Lord, Lord Carrington, and with nearly all of his conclusions. I have found this issue more perplexing than almost any that I can remember in my now excessively long political life. I have a high regard for the Prime Minister. I have been repelled by attempts to portray him as a vacuous man with an artificial smile and no...
  • House of Lords Reform 10 Jan 2002

    My Lords, although I do not often trouble noble Lords these days, I thought that I should say a few words in this debate. Five decades ago, my political reputation, such as it was, became founded on two incongruous pillars. The first was the liberalisation of the law relating to allegedly indecent literature, which resulted in the Obscene Publications Act 1959. In that task I had the...
  • Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill 27 Nov 2001

    My Lords, I begin by adding my congratulations to those that were so warmly expressed by the noble Lord, Lord Waddington, to my noble friend Lord Maclennan of Rogart on his distinguished maiden speech, which combined persuasiveness and elegance to a remarkable degree. He made some neat beginning remarks about how he and Viscount Thurso had changed Houses. Led by that, I am tempted to add a...

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Former Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1987

Left the House of Lords on 5 January 2003

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords (16 Jul 1988 to 19 Dec 1997)

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