Baroness Hamwee

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Immigration)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 90G 10 Jan 2022

    My Lords, I wonder whether I could ask the Minister a question about her amendments to Clause 141. This takes forward to one point of detail the comments made by other noble Lords about targeting particular groups of possible offenders. Amendments 92 and 93 would extend the guidance from the exercise of functions by the police to, as in proposed new subsection 1A(b), “guidance about...
  • Nationality and Borders Bill - Second Reading 5 Jan 2022

    I should like to make it clear that my correspondent said that she does not think that the Front Bench is racist.
  • Nationality and Borders Bill - Second Reading 5 Jan 2022

    My Lords, the Board of Deputies of British Jews quoted from the Torah in its briefing. I am afraid it is not at the front of my mind, but it is the same thought. There have been so many powerful and informed speeches that I decided at about 5.30 pm that I must stop adding namechecks to my notes. I have often heard from the Dispatch Box the term “professional curiosity”—an encouragement...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1991

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Chair, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Member, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Immigration) (since 17 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (19 Jul 2017 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Extradition Law Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 25 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill [HL] Committee (28 Oct 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Leader's Group on Working Practices Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 26 Apr 2011)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (9 Jun 2010 to 15 May 2012)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (9 Jun 2010 to 15 May 2012)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (25 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
  • Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (15 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Regional and Local Government), Department for Communities and Local Government (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Department for Communities and Local Government (6 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Regional & Local Government), Department for Communities and Local Government (2 Aug 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Regional & Local Government), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (1 Jun 2005 to 2 Aug 2006)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Local Government & the Regions (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Local Government & the Regions (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, Select Committee on the Ceremony of Introduction (17 Dec 1997 to 30 Apr 1998)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (9 Jun 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Relations between Central and Local Government, Committee on (27 Nov 1995 to 2 Jul 1996)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (22 Nov 1994 to 7 May 1997)
  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (11 Nov 1991 to 3 Nov 1994)

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