Lord Woolf

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Parole Board (Amendment) Rules 2022 - Motion to Regret 18 Oct 2022

    I am really rather surprised at what the Minister says. I have sat in courts for many years. To suggest that an expert cannot give an opinion as to what should be the outcome is something I find contrary to everything I remember from my experience, which admittedly was a long time ago.
  • Imprisonment for Public Protection Scheme - Question for Short Debate 13 Oct 2022

    My Lords, I look to the noble and learned Lord, Lord Garnier, for a sign that the message has got home. This injustice should never have happened in the first place but, having happened, surely there is a very heavy burden on the state to rectify the injustice for which it is responsible. I hope this reminder, if it is needed—I hope it is not—gets home and persuades the House and those...
  • Crime, Reoffending and Rehabilitation - Motion to Take Note 30 Jun 2022

    My Lords, it is with some hesitation that I rise to my feet to talk. There was a time—the noble Lord, Lord Farmer, has identified that time—when I knew a lot about prisons. However, that time has long passed and I have now got to a stage where, I am afraid, I would have difficulty in identifying the large number of prisons I visited, both in this country and abroad. However, I am sure...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1992

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (19 Jul 2017 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Chair, Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Nov 2014 to 24 Dec 2014)
  • Chair, Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Nov 2014 to 24 Dec 2014)
  • Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (20 Nov 2007 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (22 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct (31 Mar 2006 to 26 Nov 2008)

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