Lord Goldsmith

Labour Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • EU Trade Agreement - Private Notice Question 8 Sep 2020

    My Lords, can the Minister confirm that the reason for Sir Jonathan Jones’s resignation was his great concern about the proposed Bill, as reported in newspapers today? I know Sir Jonathan very well, because for many years he was the head person in my department when I was Attorney-General. I know him to be a hugely talented lawyer, very experienced in Whitehall and very loyal to the...
  • Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill [HL] - Virtual Committee: Amendment 14 13 May 2020

    My Lords, I was looking forward to hearing the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, and saying that I agree entirely with what he said. I still imagine that I will agree with him, even if he has to come in a little later in the debate. I start by declaring two interests. The first is as a practising lawyer whose practice includes international, commercial and public law cases, so some of the...
  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 19 21 Jan 2020

    I thank the Minister for his reply and thank all noble Lords who have taken part in this debate, particularly those—and it is the majority—who supported this amendment. I will just clear one or two matters out the way, from what the Minister said. The first is on the scope of the Bill. There was no problem including protections of this sort in the Bill before the election. It has been...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Union Committee (since 4 Jun 2020)
  • Chair, EU International Agreements Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Chair, EU International Agreements Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (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)

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