Lord Bach

Labour Peer

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Currently held offices

  • Member, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (since 7 Mar 2024)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (since 7 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Public Services Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Children and Families Act 2014 Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 21 Nov 2022)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (18 Sep 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Shadow Attorney General ( 3 Dec 2014 to 12 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) ( 8 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) ( 8 Oct 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice ( 6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice ( 5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Government Whip ( 8 Nov 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Government Whip ( 7 Nov 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Draft Legal Services Bill (Joint Committee) (23 May 2006 to 25 Jul 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Farming, Food and Sustainable Energy) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement) (12 Jun 2001 to 10 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (11 Jun 2001 to 11 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (20 Nov 2000 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Government Whip (28 Jul 1999 to 20 Nov 2000)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (24 Nov 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)

Recent appearances

  • Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 156ZB 21 May 2024

    My Lords, I do not intend to say much, for the very good reason that I do not have to. The arguments put forward by the noble Lord, Lord Carter of Haslemere, and particularly by the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, are overwhelming. I do not want to put the Minister, for whom I have huge respect, on the spot, but I have a suspicion that he has more than a bit of sympathy for the arguments that have...
  • Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 35 23 Apr 2024

    My Lords, I thank the Minister very much for his response. I also thank noble Lords around the House who have been sympathetic to the amendment that I moved. Because it is such common sense, this will happen in time. The sooner it happens, the better for victims and the justice system. I am realistic, so I understand that there are complications, as my noble friend Lord Ponsonby said, that...
  • Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 35 23 Apr 2024

    My Lords, Amendment 35 would require information on compliance with the victims’ code to be linked to a consistent victim identifier. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, and my noble friend Lord Ponsonby for supporting this amendment. Members may recall the helpful discussion on this issue in Committee. I am grateful to colleagues and to the Minister for their engagement on this...

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