Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws


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Recent appearances

  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) 7 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I think it is the occasion for the Labour Benches. I remind the House that the Supreme Court gave us the benefit of its wisdom on constitutional matters in the case of Gina Miller, which we have heard about. In that case, the Supreme Court’s principal conclusion was that primary legislation is required to authorise the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. I make it...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) 7 Mar 2017

    In reaching that decision, the Supreme Court laid out the principle that the reason why it was engaging with the case at all was not because it had a view on Brexit but because of the constitutional principle. The principle is very straightforward. It is that when it comes to our rights, Parliament makes those decisions. That is why when the process comes to the end and there is a deal on...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) 7 Mar 2017

    At the end of the process, there is going to be a need to come back before Parliament. That has been acknowledged by the Prime Minister and other Ministers and I understand that an undertaking has been given. Like the noble Viscount, Lord Hailsham, I believe that having it in statutory form is the best way for us to know exactly what is on offer, but I have heard repeatedly from Ministers...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Chair, EU Justice Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)


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