Viscount Bridgeman

Conservative Peer

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1982

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (19 Jul 2017 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection (17 Oct 2011 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 7 Sep 2011)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Northern Ireland (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister, Northern Ireland (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, (Assisted By Shadow Law Officers) (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Northern Ireland (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Deputy Chief Whip, Whips (20 May 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Whip, Whips (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Home Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs ( 6 Jul 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Home, Constitutional & Legal Affairs (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
  • Shadow Minister, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (10 May 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Deputy Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (11 Jun 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (23 Nov 1993 to 8 Apr 1997)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (15 Nov 1990 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) ( 1 Jun 1990 to 5 Nov 1993)

Recent appearances

  • King’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) 8 Nov 2023

    My Lords, I will speak on a subject that has received some attention in your Lordships’ House: the problems facing Muslim women when involved in a divorce. The noble Baroness, Lady Cox, has done a lot of work on this, and I have assisted her in a small way. I will briefly summarise. The issue is that, in the breakdown of a marriage originally effected under sharia law in England and...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 12 May 2022

    My Lords, I trust that your Lordships will forgive me for wandering slightly off piste in the context of this debate, because I wish to speak about the problem of marriages under sharia law in this country and, in particular, the fate of Muslim women seeking a religious divorce or being subject to a divorce by their husbands. At the outset, I pay tribute to the work of the noble Baroness,...
  • Health and Care Bill - Second Reading 7 Dec 2021

    My Lords, I add my congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Stevens. His matchless experience of healthcare has been communicated to us with a pleasantly light touch. I rise to speak to the proposed new subsection (2A) outlined in Clause 4(2) of the Bill, to which my noble friend Lord Bethell referred. This was one of three amendments made to the Bill in another place which were accepted by...

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