Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede

Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

Labour Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 22 Oct 2021

    My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Davidson, on her maiden speech; it was spectacular, and I look forward to many further speeches. I also congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, on bringing forward the Bill and securing today’s Second Reading. It is a privilege to respond briefly on behalf of the Opposition. The Opposition believe that any change in the law in this...
  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 9 20 Oct 2021

    My Lords, I will open by discussing first some of noble Lords’ contributions on their amendments. The noble Lord, Lord Paddick, spoke to his Amendment 10. The amendment is about preparing sentencing guidelines for assaulting an emergency worker, or along those lines. My experience as a sitting magistrate is that those guidelines are not available at the moment so we use the old guidelines...
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Criminal Conduct Authorisations) (Amendment) Order 2021 - Motion to Regret 12 Oct 2021

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for tabling this regret Motion for debate today. It brings the House back to the detailed, thoughtful and vital discussions which were held on what is now the Act during its passage earlier this year. The first priority of any Government, and of this Opposition, is to ensure the safety and security of our communities. We pay tribute to those who serve...

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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

  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (since 22 Jul 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (since 18 May 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (since 15 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee (6 Mar 2019 to 14 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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