Lord Cobbold

Former Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • House of Lords Reform (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading 28 Mar 2014

    My Lords, like other noble Lords, I welcome the Bill that we are considering today. It is an important step forward in the ongoing process of House of Lords reform. My particular interest is in Clause 1, which permits a Peer to resign as a Member of the House by giving notice in writing to the Clerk of the Parliaments. It is an important step forward, and it will be interesting to see how...
  • Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading (Continued) 3 Jun 2013

    My Lords, marriage between a man and a woman has been the bedrock of society over the centuries and has proved to be a tried and trusted way of living and rearing children. The Bill that we are debating threatens the sanctity of marriage by the forced acceptance of same-sex couples. There are basically two levels to the traditional definition of marriage: the secular civil partnership and the...
  • Queen’s Speech — Debate (2nd Day) 9 May 2013

    My Lords, I begin by strongly supporting the words of the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, on the need to update the national drugs policy. It is an important omission from the Speech. In other respects, I welcome Her Majesty’s somewhat low-key Speech and agree with most of its policy objectives. For example, the aim to reduce the burden of excessive regulation on business is welcomed as long...

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1987

Left the House of Lords on 13 October 2014 — retired

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (29 Nov 2004 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (17 Dec 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)

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