Lord Brennan

Non-affiliated Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Medicines and Medical Devices Bill - Second Reading 2 Sep 2020

    My Lords, this Bill, the scope of your Lordships’ debate and the report from the noble Baroness, Lady Cumberlege, emphasise the importance of government supervision of the supply, distribution and safety of medicines and medical devices. The noble Baroness’s report is entitled a “Safety Review”. In the Commons debates, the junior Minister for the Government, Jo Churchill, described...
  • Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Report: Amendment 11A (to Amendment 11) 17 Jul 2019

    My Lords, I had occasion to take part in the same-sex marriage legislation in this House with one objective at the time, which was to balance the opportunity for people of the same sex to marry with the liberty of those of religious belief who disagreed that their Church or belief should be compelled to perform a same-sex marriage within their religious context. This was an extremely...
  • D-day: 75th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note 4 Jun 2019

    My Lords, this and other acts of commemoration this week about the D-day landing and its aftermath are important and necessary. Memory, it has been said, is the architecture of our identity and sense of belonging, both individually and collectively. Embedded in our memory, individually and collectively, are often the powerful effects of great historical events. Some are likely never to be...

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 3 May 2000

Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, The Bar Council (from Number 10 press release)

Party was Labour until 25 Feb 2020

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Committee on Chinook ZD 576 (2 Jul 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Committee On Animals In Scientific Procedures (28 Jun 2001 to 16 Jul 2002)
  • Member, European Union Committee (12 Dec 2000 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (12 Dec 2000 to 20 Nov 2003)

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