Lord Wilson of Dinton

Crossbench Peer

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 January 2003

Recent appearances

  • Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 29 Jan 2024

    My Lords, I begin with an anecdote that has some tangential connection with what the noble Baroness has just said. In 1988, when I was minuting Baroness Thatcher’s meetings, I minuted a meeting discussing the Immigration Act 1988, which required polygamous immigrants to choose which of their wives they wanted to have with them. She listened and nodded it through, and then said: “Why do we...
  • King’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) 15 Nov 2023

    My Lords, I am glad to follow the noble Baroness and her wise words about universities, which one would expect from someone from Cyncoed, where I was born. I add my praise to the two maiden speeches. I look forward to learning the lessons of history from the noble Lord, Lord Roberts, and am delighted to have on our Benches my noble friend Lord Young, who has been an outstanding servant to...
  • Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 64ZA (to Amendment 64) 17 May 2023

    My Lords, as a former head of the Civil Service, I feel bound to say that the criticisms of the Civil Service which have been made are ill-judged and grossly unfair. The Civil Service will ride out these criticisms—it has a thick skin, it will put its head down and go on doing its duty—but there is a serious worry underneath this debate. It took us 10, 15 or 20 years to join the Common...

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