Lord Mackay of Clashfern

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Independent Review of Administrative Law Update - Statement 22 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I join those who have paid compliment to the panel: its work was very well done. Have the Government considered whether, when a court finds a decision wrong, it should be able to decide itself, or should it have to remit to the nominated decision-maker?
  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 87A 15 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I shall take that advice seriously, and fortunately I can be brief because this whole area has been clearly and cogently explained by the noble Baroness who has proposed this amendment. I am pleased to speak in support of it and I shall do so in a summary way to cover the main points. I remind noble Lords that it is the first responsibility of the Government to do all they can to...
  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 16 9 Mar 2021

    My Lords, these amendments are designed on the assumption that provisions in the Bill might be contrary to the human rights convention and, of course, the Human Rights Act. I regard it as 110% essential that the Belfast agreement is fully respected and implemented. I have therefore supported this amendment on the view that, since a question has been raised about it, it is right that it should...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1979

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Care and Support Bill Committee (22 Nov 2012 to 6 Mar 2013)
  • Member, Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Joint Committee) (9 May 2007 to 8 Aug 2007)
  • Member, Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill (30 Nov 2004 to 7 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (23 Nov 1999 to 28 Aug 2019)
  • Lord Chancellor (28 Oct 1987 to 3 May 1997)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (21 Nov 1985 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (21 Nov 1985 to 8 Apr 1997)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (12 Nov 1985 to 15 May 1987)

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