Lord Cooke of Thorndon

Former Crossbench Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] 11 Oct 2004

    As the noble Lord, Lord Goodhart, has implied, Clause 17, together with other provisions, notably Clause 34, is intended to deprive your Lordships' House of one of its primary functions. It would be wrong to think of the House as primarily a legislative body. As the noble Lord, Lord Renton, and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Salisbury have pointed out, for centuries the House has...
  • Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] 11 Oct 2004

    In considering Amendment No. 86 and other amendments that may result from the retention of the office of Lord Chancellor and, I hope, the role of the Law Lords, which we shall discuss later, there is a dimension that your Lordships may care to bear in mind. That is the impact on international perception of the United Kingdom's constitutional arrangements. From an international point of view,...
  • Criminal Justice Bill 30 Oct 2003

    My Lords, given the observations of the noble Earl, Lord Russell, I should offer at least some reply on behalf of the Cookes. As the noble Lord knows well, Sir Edward Coke was a strong believer in the force of the common law. He believed that the common law could control even Acts of Parliament. I do not wish to enter into that debate this evening. I simply say that the common law would not...

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1996

Left the House of Lords on 30 August 2006 — Died

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