Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Offensive Weapons Bill - Report (1st Day) 26 Feb 2019

    My Lords, I rise to speak against the Government’s proposals. I remind the House that I sit as a magistrate in London. In fact, earlier today I was dealing with knife-related offences at Highbury magistrates’ court. The noble Lord, Lord Paddick, summarised very fully the case that I was going to put forward so I will try to put forward different points, which were covered earlier in...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Bail 13 Nov 2018

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the new procedure in Magistrates' Courts routinely not to provide bailed defendants with written details of their bail conditions and future court dates on the number of defendants who (1) break their bail conditions, and (2) fail to appear at court; and whether they intend to monitor and track the impact of that...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Slavery: Young People 27 Jun 2018

    To ask Her Majesty's Government in what proportion of cases in the youth court in which a defendant is charged with supply of drugs or possession with intent to supply has the statutory defence of modern slavery, under section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, been used.

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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, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee (since 6 Mar 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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