Lord Nolan

Former Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • Code of Conduct 2 Jul 2001

    I shall be brief and, I hope, uncontroversial. I speak as the proposed chairman of the Sub-Committee on Lords' Interests, a sub-committee which noble Lords will note now has much heavier responsibilities under paragraph 18(2) of the code. I say "proposed" because my nomination has not yet been approved by the House. If I am asked to serve--I am sure the same goes for my colleagues on the...
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill 19 Jul 2000

    My Lords, speaking as a former commissioner, I welcome the amendments. When the Bill is enacted, the burden on the interception of communications commissioner will be greatly extended. In Committee I spoke of my fear that it may prove to be too much for one retired judge. It would certainly be too much for a serving judge and it may be necessary to appoint an assistant commissioner to help...
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill 19 Jul 2000

    My Lords, the principle against self-incrimination has been breached many times by statute. Whenever a motorist is required to take a breathalyser test he may well incriminate himself. The principle against self-incrimination can be overridden by Act of Parliament.

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1994

Left the House of Lords on 22 January 2007 — Died


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  • Has voted in 0.47% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election. (From Public Whip)

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