Lord Goldsmith

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • European Council - Statement 11 Apr 2019

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness the Leader of the House for repeating this Statement. At the request of my noble friend Lady Smith of Basildon, I am responding. We are pleased that an extension to the United Kingdom’s exit date has been granted, so that we do not crash out of the European Union tomorrow without a deal, which would put at risk jobs, health, the economy and our...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee: Amendment 8 8 Apr 2019

    My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, is right, though I understand where the noble Baroness, Lady Noakes, is coming from. The point has been made about the Bill itself, but this does not take the Bill away—it will have served its purpose, or not, and therefore we could not support this amendment. I imagine the Government would not either, but I wait to hear.
  • European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee: Amendment 7 8 Apr 2019

    My Lords, this has been a difficult matter to determine, but the priority as I see it remains ensuring that this can be done in time. That is the concern. I do not want to be disagreeable at this point in the debate, but we all know that the Prime Minister knew last December that the deal that she had done would not pass, but we find ourselves at the very last stages having to deal with the...

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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)


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  • Has spoken in 12 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 47.53% 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") 685 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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