Lord Irvine of Lairg

Labour Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Report (3rd Day) 27 Oct 2014

    My Lords, I will make a few remarks in support of the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, my noble friend Lord Beecham and the noble and learned Lord, Lord Woolf. In their consultation paper, which preceded the proposed changes, the Government acknowledged: “Judicial review is a critical check on the power of the State, providing an effective mechanism for challenging the decisions, acts or omissions...
  • Legal Aid — Motion to Take Note 11 Jul 2013

    My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, on having secured this timely debate. I will confine myself to the impact of the Lord Chancellor’s legal aid proposals on judicial review. The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 provides in Part 1 that the Act will not adversely affect, “the existing constitutional principle of the rule of law, or … the Lord Chancellor's...
  • Human Rights Act 1998 — Question 12 Oct 2011

    While acknowledging the Minister's own commitment to the Human Rights Act, are there not at least double standards at work, or worse hypocrisy, when the Prime Minister and other members of the Cabinet preach the virtues of human rights and respect for the rule of law abroad while trashing these self-same virtues at home?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1987

Currently held offices

  • Member, Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct (since 19 Jan 2009)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (25 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (10 Dec 2008 to 5 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (1 Jan 2003 to 12 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (9 Jun 1997 to 16 Jul 2003)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (5 Jun 1997 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Lord Chancellor, Lord Chancellor's Department (2 May 1997 to 12 Jun 2003)
  • Lord Chancellor (2 May 1997 to 12 Jun 2003)

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