Lord Brightman

Former Crossbench 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

  • Written Answers — House of Lords: World War I: Pardons 6 Feb 2006

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will introduce a Bill to pardon members of the British forces in World War I who were shot for alleged cowardice and similar breaches of duty.
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Cigarettes 25 Jan 2006

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made an assessment of the extent to which new markets are being sought for the sale of cigarettes to adults where there was previously no market.
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Royal Pardons 25 Jan 2006

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the replies by the Lord Drayson on 9 January (Official Report, cols. 4–6), whether the exercise of the Royal prerogative to pardon an offender requires the existence of a legal basis; and, if so, what law provides that legal basis.

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1982

Left the House of Lords on 6 February 2006 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Dec 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Mar 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (14 Mar 2002 to 5 May 2005)

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