Lord Henley

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

  • Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 151D 10 Feb 2022

    My Lords, I have not yet spoken on this Bill—I missed the Second Reading for reasons beyond my control—but, like the noble Baroness, Lady Ludford, and the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, I am a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, which issued a number of reports on the Bill. I want to refer to the 11th report, covering Part 5, where we unanimously, as a committee, came forward with a...
  • Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (2D) 4 Sep 2019

    The noble and learned Lord says that the same amendment has been put down three times. As my noble friend pointed out, the amendments deal with three completely separate jurisdictions. If the noble and learned Lord opposite is not prepared to answer the various questions put by my noble friend, obviously he will have to come back to this again and again, as he has the opportunity to do when...
  • British Steel - Statement 24 Jul 2019

    My Lords, I am very grateful to the noble Lord for his support. As my right honourable friend made clear, he was grateful for the support from all sides. That was the point behind setting up the support group, which, as I made clear in repeating the Statement, has met eight times and will continue to meet. If he listened to the Statement being made in another place, he will have noticed that...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1977

Currently held offices

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 28 Jan 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (27 Oct 2017 to 26 Jul 2019)
  • Chair, Communications and Digital Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 27 Oct 2017)
  • Chair, Communications and Digital Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 27 Oct 2017)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (21 Dec 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (21 Nov 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (25 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2015 to 21 Nov 2016)
  • 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)
  • The Minister of State, Home Department (5 Sep 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (17 May 2010 to 16 Sep 2011)
  • Shadow Minister, Justice (9 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (11 Jan 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister for Constitutional Affairs & Legal Affairs, Constitutional Affairs (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, (Assist the Home Affairs Team) (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Home Affairs (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (26 Nov 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (13 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (25 Jan 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (17 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (17 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (15 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (10 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (6 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (23 Nov 1994 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (30 Jun 1983 to 6 Nov 1986)

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