Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Labour Peer

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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

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (since 9 Jul 2024)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (since 9 Jul 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Arbitration Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (24 Jan 2024 to 27 Mar 2024)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) ( 9 Mar 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jul 2021 to 18 Nov 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (18 May 2021 to 5 Jul 2024)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (15 Apr 2020 to 5 Jul 2024)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 1 Jan 1970

    Arbitration Bill – second reading – Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede. Legislation
  • Victims and Prisoners Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion A 24 May 2024

    My Lords, we welcome the discussions that have taken place in the usual channels to ensure that the calling of the election does not unduly disadvantage victims who have waited for many years for this legislation to be brought forward. We on our side have strived to be collaborative throughout the Bill’s progress and, while we have not been able to achieve everything we would have liked, we...
  • Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (Amendment) Rules 2024 - Motion to Approve 24 May 2024

    My Lords, we recognise the controversial background to this SI and the legislation that has really formed a backdrop to many months of deliberations in this Chamber. Nevertheless, this SI, as the noble and learned Lord explained, is already in place, and this is, essentially, a renewal of it. Of course, there needs to be a robust and in-place appeals procedure. On that basis, we are happy to...

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