Lord Dean of Harptree

Former Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Government: Civil Service and Judiciary 24 May 2007

    My Lords, I add my thanks to my noble friend for introducing such a timely and important debate. I shall briefly mention three subjects: secondary legislation; advisers in Whitehall, who have been referred to already by most noble Lords who have spoken; and freedom of information. Under all Governments, the number and importance of secondary legislation—orders and regulations—have...
  • Conventions: Joint Committee Report 16 Jan 2007

    My Lords, it is a great pleasure to pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Cunningham, and his committee. The noble Lord and I served together at the other end of the Corridor. I regard the report as brilliant and—it is not always the case with reports—a joy to read. I hope that I shall not embarrass the noble Lord if I quote two sentences from the report's summary, which states: "We do not...
  • Democracy: Power Inquiry 15 Jun 2006

    My Lords, I agree with the Power inquiry that people are interested in political issues in spite of the fact that a smaller number of people actually turn out at elections. That suggests to me that other features of our constitution are as important as voting; there are other means of expression and other ways in which people can feel represented. I begin with a contrast between the two...

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1993

Left the House of Lords on 1 April 2009 — Died

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