Lord Lester of Herne Hill

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • European Council - Statement 26 Jun 2017

    Will the Leader of the House confirm that what I am about to say is accurate? Everyone in this House has two citizenships—one is normally United Kingdom citizenship and the other European citizenship. European citizenship is conferred by the treaty of Maastricht and the rights it confers are enforceable and protected by the European Court of Justice. Therefore, my first question is: if...
  • Digital Economy Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments 27 Apr 2017

    Did I understand the Minister to have given an assurance to the House just now that the Government regard themselves as under a duty to respect the independence of the BBC, and to provide sufficient funding to pursue its purposes as an independent public service broadcaster? If the answer to those questions is yes, I am extremely grateful and if the answer is no then I say to the Minister:...
  • Digital Economy Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments 27 Apr 2017

    My Lords, about a year ago I introduced a Private Member’s Bill that was too low in the ballot to have any chance of being debated or passed. When that became evident, I decided instead to use this Bill as a vehicle to protect the independence and funding of the BBC. As the Minister will, I am afraid, recall painfully, we debated these issues as a result throughout most of the last...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1993

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (12 Jun 2013 to 12 May 2016)
  • Spokesperson for Women and Equality (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Discrimination Law Refrom), Women and Equality (21 Jul 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Discrimination Law Reform, Work & Pensions (25 Oct 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
  • Women & Equality, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (10 Jan 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (21 Mar 2006 to 10 Jan 2007)
  • Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Non-Departmental & Cross Departmental Responsibilities (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Non-Departmental & Cross-Departmental Responsibilities (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (26 Nov 2003 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (3 Jul 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F (28 Oct 1996 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (23 Nov 1994 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (22 Nov 1994 to 17 Oct 1996)


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