Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede

Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Section 75 — Designation of Public Authority) Order 2020 - Motion to Approve 8 Jul 2020

    My Lords, Labour supports this instrument, which designates the new Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements as a public authority for the purposes of Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Section 75 of the Act is transformative. Its aim is to change the practices of government and public authorities so that equality of opportunity and good relations are...
  • Lammy Review - Commons Urgent Question 2 Jul 2020

    My Lords, the Minister in the other place spoke about the progress the Government had made in implementing the recommendations of the Lammy review. However, my right honourable friend David Lammy spoke of a lack of trust, which is exacerbated when the Government claim to have implemented some of his recommendations when in fact they have not been implemented. Does the Minister agree that the...
  • Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill - Report: Amendment 17 1 Jul 2020

    My Lords, I support the amendment and I support my noble friend Lady Kennedy of Cradley. She set out very clearly the reasons for the amendment, and the majority of speakers have supported her. I found the speech of the noble Baroness, Lady Newlove, particularly moving. She spoke from the heart, as always, and, sadly, she spoke from bitter experience. It was particularly interesting that she...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 April 2000

Positions held at time of appointment: Former Spokesman on Education, House of Lords; Delegate, Council of Europe and WEU (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (since 15 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee (6 Mar 2019 to 30 Jun 2019)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (28 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (8 Dec 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (24 Nov 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Hereditary Peer (26 Jun 1991 to 11 Nov 1999)

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