Lord Habgood

Former Crossbench 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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A selection of Lord Habgood’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill [HL] 12 May 2006

    My Lords, I wonder whether this is really a good moment in history to be promoting a Bill which would directly legalise suicide, and almost certainly have the indirect effect of making it more respectable and even in some cases encouraging it. I realise that there are huge differences between the suicidal atrocities that we have witnessed in recent years and the suicidal feelings of sad...
  • Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill: Select Committee Report 10 Oct 2005

    My Lords, in view of some of the fears that have been expressed I promise not to offer your Lordships the slightest whisper of theology. I speak as a member of the 1994 Select Committee, and as one of those who did not change his mind subsequently. However, I have asked myself how two Select Committees could come to such different conclusions in a matter of a mere 10 or 11 years. I think the...
  • Mental Capacity Bill 25 Jan 2005

    I speak as a relic of the 1994 committee that put forward the idea of having advance directives. As I listen to the debate and read amendments still to come, I get the feeling that we are becoming increasingly mired in incredible complexity. The 1994 committee suggested that advance directives should be not legally binding but advisory only. The committee suggested that for very good reasons....

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 25 October 1995

Left the House of Lords on 3 October 2011 — retired

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