Lord Goldsmith

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Brexit - Motion to Take Note 2 Oct 2019

    Perhaps I could help the noble Lord. The Supreme Court judges said they were all of the opinion that parliamentary sovereignty was what was at stake. As they made very clear, they were not taking a decision for or against Brexit. They were talking simply about the role of Parliament, and how wrong it therefore was for the Prime Minister to stop Parliament sitting. I do not see any difficulty...
  • Brexit - Motion to Take Note 2 Oct 2019

    My Lords, this is the first full opportunity that this House has had to debate Brexit since the Supreme Court told the Prime Minister unanimously that his Prorogation plan was, “unlawful, null and of no effect”, because it had the effect, in their view, of frustrating or preventing the constitutional role of Parliament in holding the Government to account. It is right that this House...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 - Statement 26 Sep 2019

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord for repeating that Statement. I have one question to put to him. He used the formula that the Government will obey the law. I think he used exactly the same formula a number of times in answering questions yesterday. Many people would like to know what the Government think the law is. In particular, do the Government think that it will be complied with by...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (9 Jun 2010 to 1 Dec 2011)
  • Attorney General (Law Officers) (12 Jun 2001 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Attorney General, Law Officers' Department (11 Jun 2001 to 28 Jun 2007)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Goldsmith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 47.78% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 701 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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