Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers

Judge Peer

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  • Offender Management and Treatment - Motion to Take Note 3 Oct 2019

    My Lords, the delay to this debate in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, for which I join in thanking him, has made it all the more timely, because the Government have recently announced a programme of major reform of the treatment of offenders. The dominant theme of this reform can be summarised as, “putting more people in prison for longer”. Serious offenders will not be...
  • House of Lords: Lord Speaker’s Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 19 Dec 2017

    My Lords, I put down my name to speak in this debate for one reason only: to put on record my enthusiastic support for this report. It is, if I may say so, a masterpiece of skill, wisdom and tact. The desirability of a reduction in our numbers is, I would suggest, obvious; indeed, it is more than desirable—it is imperative if this is to be a sensible institution. I hope that the response...
  • Bach Commission: The Right to Justice - Motion to Take Note 14 Dec 2017

    My Lords, the impressive report of the noble Lord, Lord Bach, to which Sir Henry Brooke so notably contributed, accurately depicts the lamentable effect that the withdrawal of legal aid by LASPO has had on access to justice in so many areas. It raises a fundamental question, which I propose to address: can this country still afford the adversarial system of justice? Since 1949, when legal aid...

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Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) ( 3 Nov 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Committee (14 May 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)

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