Lord Merlyn-Rees

Former Labour Peer

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1992

Left the House of Lords on 5 January 2006 — Died

Recent appearances

  • Terrorism Bill 13 Dec 2005

    The right reverend Prelate has sparked a thought in my mind. I could not vote for 90 days if it was 90 days that everyone had to undergo. We are talking as if 90 days is what all those who are arrested will have to undergo; and that is not the case. Most cases will be for a week or a fortnight. We are talking about a few cases, and the Government have got to clear that up. Under certain...
  • Terrorism Bill 13 Dec 2005

    In recent weeks I have spent a lot of time not talking but listening. I have listened to TV and radio broadcasts about the situation, and they get it wrong as well. We are not talking about people being held for 90 days; we are talking about a maximum of 90 days. Make it 28 days, and then go to a judge to get more. I could not vote for 90 days; that would be silly. It is being expressed...
  • Firearms Offences and Violent Crime 22 Mar 2005

    My Lords, does my noble friend care to consider the figures for the same period in the 1970s and compare them with the following Conservative government's? She will find that whether it was a matter of gun crime or ordinary crime the Home Secretary of the day must have been scintillatingly good.

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