Lord Steyn

Former Crossbench Peer


Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1995

Left the House of Lords on 28 November 2017

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) ( 2 Feb 1995 to 8 Apr 1997)

Recent appearances

  • Iraq — Debate 18 Jun 2009

    My Lords, I respectfully applaud the fact that this debate has been arranged, as I respectfully applaud the way in which the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, has placed this matter before the House. I fear that the arrangements for an inquiry into the Iraq war and its terms of reference are patently unacceptable. The absence of powers of subpoena is a grave flaw. The imposition of total secrecy by...
  • Civil Liberties: Electronic Surveillance — Debate 23 Apr 2009

    My Lords, I would like to apply what is sometimes called the casino principle. That is that everyone has only a limited number of chips to play. I would like to address the subject of the national identity register, which will store biographical information, biometric data and administrative data linked to the use of an ID card. Upon my retirement as a Law Lord in the second half of 2005, in...
  • Counter-Terrorism Bill 8 Jul 2008

    My Lords, I have not spoken in a general debate since I made my maiden speech in May 1995. Rightly or wrongly, I have taken the view that I ought not to take part in general debates while I was a serving Law Lord, or eligible to sit as a Law Lord after my retirement from judicial office. Since August last year, any such impediment came to an end. Given the importance of the subject of this...

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