Lord Mayhew of Twysden

Former Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Criminal Defence Service (Very High Cost Cases) (Funding) Order 2013 — Motion to Annul 11 Dec 2013

    My Lords, I acknowledge that I have something to declare, which is that many years ago I used to conduct criminal cases as a member of the Bar. I recognise very well what the noble and learned Lord, Lord Woolf, was saying about the fee of two pounds four shillings and sixpence. The difference between the scenario that he described and my own was that he described people of the highest...
  • Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons — Motion to Take Note 29 Aug 2013

    My Lords, it is a privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, and it is tantalising that he did not have longer to develop his themes, which were based on enormous experience. I particularly agree with him that the doctrine of punishment has no place in international law. We cannot intervene in order to punish. This might not be universally accepted, especially in the United States, but it...
  • Reserve Forces — Statement 3 Jul 2013

    My Lords, will my noble friend come back to the question of retention? If the reserve units are to be fully integrated into the Regular Forces, does it not follow that if their members do not step up to the plate when called on to do so, the Regular Forces concerned will be deficient in their capability? Can he think a little further as to whether what he says he has great confidence in ought...

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Left the House of Lords on 1 June 2015 — retired

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (25 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) (11 May 2009 to 16 Jul 2009)
  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (15 Sep 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (26 Nov 2003 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (26 Jun 2001 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (23 Nov 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (3 Dec 1998 to 1 May 2001)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (31 Jul 1997 to 30 Mar 1999)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (31 Jul 1997 to 30 Mar 1999)
  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (10 Apr 1992 to 1 May 1997)
  • Member, Privileges Committee (13 Jun 1987 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • Attorney General (Law Officers) (13 Jun 1987 to 28 Nov 1992)
  • Member, Privileges Committee (9 Feb 1987 to 10 Mar 1987)
  • Solicitor-General (11 Jun 1983 to 14 Jun 1987)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (5 Jan 1981 to 13 Jun 1983)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) (7 May 1979 to 5 Jan 1981)

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